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Week 3 Terminology

Ma 110
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Amniotic
pertaining to the amnion
Amniocentesis
removal of amniotic fluid for diagnostic purposes
Conception
fertilization of the egg by sperm to form a zygote
Embryo
developing organism from conception to until the end of the second month
Embryonic
pertaining to the embryo
Fertilize
penetration of the oocyte by sperm.
Fertilization
union of a male sperm and a female egg
Placenta
organ that allows metabolic exchange between the mother and the fetus
Eclampsia
convulsions in a patient with preeclampsia
Ectopic
out of place, not in a normal position
Gestation
from conception to birth
Gestational
pertaining to gestation
Trimester
1/3 of the length of a full term pregnancy
Preeclampsia
hypertension, edema, and proteinuria during pregnancy
Effacement
thinning of the cervix in relation to labor
Episiotomy
surgical incision of the vulva
Gravid
pregnant
Labor
process of expulsion of the fetus
Lochia
vaginal discharge following birth
Neonate
newborn infant
Perinatal
around the time of birth
Postpartum
after birth
Abortion
sponteanous or induced expulsion of the embryo or fetus at 20wks or less
Breech
buttocks, first presentation of the fetus at birth
Cesarean Section (C-Section)
extraction of the fetus through incision in the abdomen and uterine wall
Meconium
newborn's first bowel movement
Dialation
stretching or enlarging an opening
N&V
nausea and vomitting
OTC
over the counter
p.c.
after meals
pt
patient
P.R.N or prn
whenever necessary
Blastocyst
first 2wks of the developing embryo
blast/o
germ cell
Chorion
the fetal membrane that forms the placenta
Implantation
attachment of a fertilized egg to the endometrium
Lanugo
fine, soft hair on the fetal body
Oligohydraminos
too little amniotic fluid
Polyhdyraminos
too much amniotic fluid
Vernix Casseosa
chessy substance covering the skin of the fetus
Autolysis
destruction of cells by enzymes within the cells
Hypermesis
excessive vomiting
Multipara
woman who has given birth to two or more children
Primipara
woman giving birth for the first time