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Uterine Tubes

Form the initial part o the duct system. They receive the ovulated oocyte and provide a site where fertilization can occur.

Fimbriae

Finger-like projections that are at the end of the fallopian tubes and partially surround the ovary. Used for attachment, not movement.

Uterus

Is located in the pelvis between the urinary bladder and rectum. It is a hollow organ that functions to receive, retain, and and nourish a fertilized egg.

Cervix

Is the lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina.

Peri/Myo/Endo Metriums

The walls of the uterus.

Vagina

Is a thin walled tube. Provides a passageway for the delivery of an infant or for the menstrual flow to leave the body.The female organ on copulation.

Vaginal Orifice

The external vaginal opening. It may be covered by a hymen.

Hymen

A fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virgin.

Vulva

The external genitalia which includes the mons pubis, labia, clitoris, urethal and vaginal orifices, and greater vestibular glands.

Labia Majora

An outer skin fold which encloses two delicate folds.

Labia Minora

Two smaller folds of tissue that are located within the labia majora.

Clitoris

A small protruding structure that corresponds to the male penis. Hooded by a prepuce and is composed of sensitive erectile tissue that becomes swollen with blood during sexual excitement. Lacks a reproductive duct.

Mammary Glands

Are present in both sexes but normally only function in females. Function is to produce milk to nourish a newborn baby.

Areola

Dark-pigmented area surrounding the breast nipple.

Nipple

The small projection of a mammary gland.

Lactiferous Ducts

Milk ducts which carry milk from the mammary glands to the nipple.

Mammography

X-ray examination that detects breast cancers too small to feel.

Mastectomy

Surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor.

Lumpectomy

Surgical removal of a tumor without removing much of the surrounding tissue or lymph nodes.

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