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cH 40 mRs Sanzone vocab

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adnexal
pertaining to adjacent or accessory parts
clitoris
small elongated erectile body situated above the urinary meatus at the superior point of the labia minora
coitus
sexual union between male and a femal AKA intercourse
colostrum
thin yellow milky fluid secreted by the mammary glands a few days before and after delivery
dilation
the opening of the cervix through the process of labor
dilatation and curettage
the widening of the cervix and scraping of the endometrial wall of the uterus
dysplasia
an alteration of cell growth causeing differences in size, shape, and appearance
effacement
the thining of the cervix during labor
endocervical curettage
the scraping of the cells from the wall of the uterus
fundus
the curved top portion of the uterus
fundal height
can be used as a measurement of fetal growth and estimated gestation
human chorionic gonadotropin
a hormone secreted by the placenta, it is found in the urine of pregnant females
idiopathic
without apparent know cause
lymphedema
swelling caused by the accumulation of lymph fluid in soft tissue
mons pubis
the fat pad that covers the symphysis pubis
multiparous
pertaining to women who have had two or more pregnancies
myelomeningocele
a herniation of a portion of the spinal cord and its meninges that protrudes through a congenital opening in the vertebral column
neural tube defect
any of a group of congenital abnormalies involving the brain spinal column that are casued by failure of the neural tube to close during embryonic development
nonstress test
fetal monitoring used in combination with maternal reports of fetal movement to evaluate fetal heart rate response
parturition
act or process of giving birth to a child
stereotactic
an xray procedure to guide the insertion of a needle ino a specific area of the breast
teratogens
substance that result in severe fetal deformites
vulva
the external female genitalia which begins at mons pubis and terminates at the anus