Chapter 17: Female Reproductive System; Therapeutic Terms

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  1. chemotherapy
    treatment of malignancies, infections, and other diseases with chemical agents that destroy selected cells or impair their ability to reproduce
  2. radiation therapy
    treatment of neoplastic disease by using radiation, usually from a cobalt source, to deter the proliferation of malignant cells
  3. hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
    use of a hormone to replace a deficiency or regulate production
  4. hormonal contraceptives
    hormones used to prevent conception by suppressing ovulation
  5. oral contraceptive pill (OCP)
    birth control pill
  6. contraceptive injection
    injection of a hormone such as Depo-Provera into the body
  7. contraceptive implant
    insertion of a contraceptive capsule under the skin that provides a continual infusion over an extended time
  8. barrier contraceptives
    products that provide a physical barrier that prevents conception
  9. intrauterine device (IUD)
    contraceptive device inserted into the uterus that prevents implantation of the fertilized egg
  10. spermicidals
    creams, jellies, lotions, or foams containing agents that kill sperm
  11. uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)
    catheter-guided injection of embolic agents into the arteries supplying blood to fibroid tumors, blocking circulation and causing shrinkage
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Chapter 17: Female Reproductive System; Therapeutic Terms
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