Female Reproductive system-vocabulary

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Adnexa

outside of uterus-FT, ovaries

amnion

Inner membrane-embryo. Holds fetus in amniotic cavity-"water broke" (between amnion and chorion

Chorion

outer most membrane of embryo

areola

dark pigmented area around the nipple

bartholin glands

exocrine glands near the vaginal orifice-opening

cervix

neck of uterus-lower portion

corpus luteum

in the ovary-empty graafian follicle-about 400 mature/lifetime

corpus uteri

body of uterus

Cul-de-sac

region in pelvis-midway between rectum and uterus

embryo

stage-fertilization-2nd month (2-6 wks)

fetus

embryo development-3rd month (8 wks)-birth(6-39/40 wks)

endometrium

inner mucous lining (membrane) of uterus. "shedding" during menstrual period

estrogen

hormone-female

fallopian tubes

oviduct

fimbriae

finger like ends of fallopian tube

fertilization

egg-sperm fusion/union "conception

gamete

sex cell egg(f)sperm(m)

gestation

pregnancy (trimester-3 month period)

gonads

male/female-gamate production-testes/ovaries

menarche

1st menstrual period

menopause

gradual cessation of menses

menstruation

menses (month)- monthly shedding of uterine lining

myometrium

muscular wall/layer of uterus

ovaries

gonad-female

ovulation

release of ovum (egg) from ovary caused by hormone

Luteinizing hormone

from anterior pituitary gland- LH

ovum

ova-egg-female gamete

parturition

the act of giving birth-partum birth, labor

perineum

area in female between anus and vagina

placenta

vascular organ-between marternal/fetal blood stream

puberty

secondary sex characteristics-fertile-"beginning"-gamete production

uterine tubes

FT; oviducts

vulva

external genital-labia,hymen,clitoris

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