Medical Terminology CH 9

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amnionitis

inflammation of the amnion

chorioamnionitis

inflammation of the chorion and amnion

choriocarcinoma

cancerous tumor of the chorion

dystocia

difficult labor

hysterorrhexis

rupture of the uterus

oligohydramnios

scanty amnion water

polyhydramnios

much amnion water

microcephalus

small head

omphalitis

inflammation of the umbilicus

omphalocele

herniation at the umbilicus

pyloric stenosis

narrowing pertaining to the pyloric sphincter

tracheoesophageal fistula

abnormal passageway pertaining to the esophagus and the trachea

amniotomy

incision into the amnion

episiotomy

incision of the vulva

amniocentesis

surgical puncture to aspirate amniotic fluid

amnioscope

instrument used for visual examination of the amnionic fluid

amnioscopy

visual examination of amniotic fluid

amniochorial

pertaining to the amnion and chorion

amniorrhea

discharge of amnionic fluid

amniorrhexis

rupture of the amnion

antepartum

before childbirth

embryogenic

producing an embryo

embryoid

resembling an embryo

fetal

pertaining to the fetus

gravida

pregnant

gravidopuerperal

pertaining to pregnancy and childbirth

intrapartum

within (during) labor and childbirth

lactic

pertaining to milk

lactogenic

producing milk

lactorrhea

discharge of milk

multigravida

many pregnancies

multipara

many births

natal

pertaining to birth

neonate

new birth

neonatologist

physician who studies and treats disorders of the newborn

neonatology

study of the newborn

nulligravida

no pregnancies

nullipara

no births

para

birth

postnatal

pertaining to after birth

postpartum

after childbirth

prenatal

pertaining to before birth

primigravida

first pregnancy

primipara

first birth

pseudocyesis

false pregnancy

puerpera

childbirth

puerperal

pertaining to childbirth

teratogen

any agent producing malformations

teratogenic

producing malformation

teratology

study of malformations

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