Function of Female reproductive System
Brief description of vocabulary related to the female reproductive system.
Terms in this set (19)
Set of 2 tubes on either side of ovaries through which eggs pass from ovaries into the uterus.
Small round object which carries the germ of life.
Organ which produces hormones (chemical messages) that control the female reproductive system.
Place where the fertilized egg grows into a baby.
Opening of the uterus that allows menstrual blood, sperm and babies to go through. Expands(widens) & contracts (narrows) during childbirth.
Sits between the cervix & the vulva. It has the mucus membranes which lubricate allow for strectching during intercourse (sex) and childbirth.
Outside part of female reproductive system & is made of the following parts: inner & outer labia, clitoris, urethral opening & vaginal opening.
Labia >inner & outer
folds of skin covered in pubic hair that cover the rest of the vulva.
Female sexual organ with many nerve endings that make it sensitive to stimulation.
Mucus membrane which is part of the lining of the uterus.
Egg ripens in one ovary, is released (let go) into the fallopian tube.
Monthly reproductive cycle controlled by hormones (chemical messengers).
When female egg combines with a male sperm to produce an embryo.
Area around the nipple.
Flexible, cord-like structure attached to a baby's navel which connects it to the mother that gives the baby blood & takes away waste.
Organ in the uterus that joins a mother to the unborn baby & through it the baby receives nourishment.
Sac filled with clear liquid which surrounds & protects baby.
Physical effort of childbirth
Pain associated with childbirth.