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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