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Chapter 34 Introduction to Outdoor Emergency Care - Vocabulary

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Abruptio placentae
premature separation of a normally situated but improperly implanted Placentia it usually occurs late in pregnancy but may occur during labor.
Cystitis
an inflammation of the bladder initially caused by a bacterial infection.
Dysmenorrhea
painful menstruation including cramps in the lower abdomen.
Eclampsia
a potentially life threatening disorder in pregnant women that is characterized by hypertension generalized edema and proteinuria (protein in the urine) involves the convulsive stage of preclampsia-eclampsia syndrome which are not attributable to another cerebral condition such a sepilepsy.
Ectopic pregnancy
a pregnancy occurring in a site other than within the uterus.
Gestation
the period in which a female is pregnant in humans it is about 266 days from fertilization of the egg until birth.
Gestational period
the time from the first day of a woman's last normal period before fertilization which is about 2 weeks before fertilization until birth.
Hematuria
blood in the urine.
Miscarriage
a common term for a spontaneous abortion the spontaneous termination of a pregnancy before about 20 weeks of gestation at which tie the fetus is not yet sufficiently developed to survive.
Ovarian cysts
sacs that develop on the surface of the ovary and contain either fluid or a semisolid material.
Pelvis inflammatory disease (PID)
an inflammatory condition of the female reproductive tract particular the fallopian tubes is usually caused by sexually transmitted microorganisms.
Placenta Previa
low implantation of the placenta such that it partially or completely covers the internal opening of the uterus upon the onset of any contractions and cervical dialation or when the cervix begins to dialate at the onset of labor the placenta is stretched and pulled from the uterine wall producing painless bleeding that may be life threatening to both mother and fetus.
Preeclampsia
a toxemia during pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure and edema of the hands or face also called pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH)
Reproductive age
the portion of the life cycle in which individuals which can produce offspring typically years 15-50 among women although some can become pregnant at a younger age or at an older age.