Week 3 Terminology

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Amniotic

pertaining to the amnion

Amniocentesis

removal of amniotic fluid for diagnostic purposes

Conception

fertilization of the egg by sperm to form a zygote

Embryo

developing organism from conception to until the end of the second month

Embryonic

pertaining to the embryo

Fertilize

penetration of the oocyte by sperm.

Fertilization

union of a male sperm and a female egg

Placenta

organ that allows metabolic exchange between the mother and the fetus

Eclampsia

convulsions in a patient with preeclampsia

Ectopic

out of place, not in a normal position

Gestation

from conception to birth

Gestational

pertaining to gestation

Trimester

1/3 of the length of a full term pregnancy

Preeclampsia

hypertension, edema, and proteinuria during pregnancy

Effacement

thinning of the cervix in relation to labor

Episiotomy

surgical incision of the vulva

Gravid

pregnant

Labor

process of expulsion of the fetus

Lochia

vaginal discharge following birth

Neonate

newborn infant

Perinatal

around the time of birth

Postpartum

after birth

Abortion

sponteanous or induced expulsion of the embryo or fetus at 20wks or less

Breech

buttocks, first presentation of the fetus at birth

Cesarean Section (C-Section)

extraction of the fetus through incision in the abdomen and uterine wall

Meconium

newborn's first bowel movement

Dialation

stretching or enlarging an opening

N&V

nausea and vomitting

OTC

over the counter

p.c.

after meals

pt

patient

P.R.N or prn

whenever necessary

Blastocyst

first 2wks of the developing embryo

blast/o

germ cell

Chorion

the fetal membrane that forms the placenta

Implantation

attachment of a fertilized egg to the endometrium

Lanugo

fine, soft hair on the fetal body

Oligohydraminos

too little amniotic fluid

Polyhdyraminos

too much amniotic fluid

Vernix Casseosa

chessy substance covering the skin of the fetus

Autolysis

destruction of cells by enzymes within the cells

Hypermesis

excessive vomiting

Multipara

woman who has given birth to two or more children

Primipara

woman giving birth for the first time

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