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Female Reproductive System

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cervic/o
neck or cervix
colp/o, vagin/o
vagina
episi/o, vulv/o
vulva
gynec/o
woman
hyster/o, metr/o, uter/o
uturus
lact/o
milk
mast/o, mamm/o
breast
men/o
menstruation
obstetr/o
midwife
oophor/o, ovari/o
ovary
ov/i, ov/o
egg
pelv/i
pelvic cavity
salping/o
uterine tube
toc/o
labor or birth
-arche
beginning
uterus
womb
endometrium
lining of the uterus that is shed every 28-30 days
myometrium
muscular wall of the uterus
adnexa
uterine tube and ovaries
cervix
neck of uterus
cervical os
opening of the cervix to the uterus
vulva
external genitalia of the female
introitus
entrance to the vagina
areola
pigmented area around nipple
endometriosis
condition of migration of portions of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity
fibromyoma
benign tumor in the uterus composed of smooth muscle
fistula
abnormal passage such as from one hollow organ to another
cervical neoplasia
abnormal development of cervical tissue cells
chlamydia
most common STD in America, no symptoms
gonorrhea
contagious inflammation of the genital mucous membranes
syphilis
infectious disease transmitted by direct contact that may involve any organ or tissue over time
hepatitis B virus
virus that causes inflammation of the liver as a result of transmission through body fluid
herpes simplex virus
virus that causes ulcer-like lesions of the genital and anorectal skin and mucosa
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
virus that causes AIDS
human papilloma virus
virus transmitted by direct sexual contact that causes infection that can occur on skin or mucous membranes
colposcopy
examination of the vagina and cervix using a colposcope
hysteroscopy
examination of the intrauterine cavity using a hysteroscope
cervical conization
removal of a cone-shaped portion of the cervix
CIS
carcinoma in situ
D&C
dilation and curettage
HPV
human papilloma virus
HRT
hormone replacement therapy
HSV-2
herpes simplex virus type 2
IUD
intrauterine device
OCP
oral contraceptive pill
Pap
Papanicolaou smear
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease