Medical Term Chapter 17 Quiz

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Colposcopy is the visual examination of the uterus

False

The vagina contains rugae, as does the stomach

True

The sexual union of two people is called introitus

False

Fimbriae are finger or fringe-like projections of the fallopian tubes

True

There are three distinct phases of the menstrual cycle

False

Another name for menstruation or menstrual flow is menses.

True

Another name for a total abdominal hysterectomy is a complete hysterectomy.

True

The birth control patch continuously delivers hormones through the skin and into the bloodstream for a full month to prevent pregnancy, and only has to be changed monthly.

False

The micro-insert system is an alternative to tubal ligation that provides bilateral occlusion of the fallopian tubes by inserting a soft, flexible micro-insert into each fallopian tube

True

Studies now indicate that there is no relationship between the human papilloma virus (HPV) and cervical cancer.

False

The measurement of the pelvis is known as pelvimetry.

True

The vagina is the muscular tube that connects the uterus with the vulva.

True

The cessation of menstruation is known as menopause or climacteric.

True

The branch of medicine that deals with the study of diseases and disorders of the female reproductive system is obstetrics.

False

The term meatus refers to an opening or tunnel through any part of the body.

True

What is a common contraindication for using any type of medical contraceptive?

Breast cancer

What is a herniation or downward protrusion of the urinary bladder through the vaginal wall called?

cystocele

What does the ovulatory phase begin with?

rupture of the graafian follicle

Which term best defines the interval between menses and ovulation?

postmenstrual phase

What is the presence of single or multiple fluid-filled cysts that are palpable in the breasts known as?

fibrocystic breast disease

What are the female external genitalia collectively referred to as?

vulva

What is the absence of menstrual flow known as?

amenorrhea

What is painful menstrual flow known as?

dysmenorrhea

What is surgical sterilization of the female called?

tubal ligation

Which statement is NOT a contraindication for taking oral contraceptives?

irregular menstrual cycles

Select the term that means menopause.

climacteric

What is a white or yellowish discharge from the vagina known as?

leukorrhea

Select the term that best describes uterine tissue in an abnormal location.

endometriosis

Select the term that best describes abnormally long or very heavy menstrual flow.

menorrhagia

From the list below, identify the name for a physician who specializes in the medical specialty that deals with diseases and disorders of the female reproductive system.

gynecologist

Which of the following terms describes the inability to hold urine when the bladder is stressed by sneezing, coughing, laughing, or lifting?

stress incontinence

Which term means an acute or chronic inflammation of the uterine cervix?

cervicitis

Another name for pelvic inflammatory disease is:

salpingitis

muscular tube

Vagina

womb

uterus

secretions sustain pregnancy

corpus luteum

mature sperm or ovum

gamete

shedding of uterine lining

menstruation

cervical cancer test

PAP smear

secretions soften nipples

Montgomery's glands

female reproductive cycle

menstrual cycle

sexual intercourse

coitus

vaginal erectile tissue

clitoris

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