LilleyChpt34 Women's Health Drugs

  1. the part of the female genitalia that forms a canal from its external orifice through its vestibule to the uterine cervix
  2. the hollow, pear-shaped femal organ in which the fertilized ovum is implanted and the fetus develops
  3. the period of life when the ability to reproduce begins
  4. the collective term for one of the two major classess of female hormones which is most responsible for progestational physiologic activity
  5. the rupture of the ovarian follicle, which results in the release of an unfertilized ovum into the peritoneal cavity, from which it normally enters the fallopian tubes
  6. the pair of female gonads located on each side of the lower abdomen besides the uterus.
  7. they store the ova (eggs) and release ova during the ovulation phase of the menstral cycle
  8. the location of egg production and ovulation in the ovary; the follicle is the precursor to the corpus luteum
    Ovarian follicles
  9. femal reproductive or germ cell
  10. a condition characterized by the progressive loss of bone density and thining of bone tissue
  11. it is associated with increased risk of fractures
  12. compounds involved in energy storage and release as well as in the determination and transmission of genetic characteristics
    Nucleic acids
  13. the recurring cycle changes in the endometrium in which the decidual layer is shed, regrows, proliferates, is maintained for several days and is shed again at menstration unless a pregnancy begins
    menstrual cycle
  14. the normal flow of blood that occur during menstration
  15. the cessation of menses that marks the end of a woman's childbearing capability
  16. The attachment to, penetration of, and embedding of the fertilized ovum in the lining of the uterine wall
  17. one of the first stages of pregnancy
  18. also called nidation, from latin word nidus meaning "nest"
  19. the term used to describe any replacement of natural body hormones with hormonal drug dosage forms.
    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  20. most commonly refers to estrogen replacement therapy for treating symptoms associated with menopause related estrogen deficiency
    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  21. the hormone that stimulates the testes and ovaries
  22. the passage through which ova are carried from the ovary to the uterus
    fallopian tubes
  23. the collective term for one to two major classes of female sex steroids hormones which is responsible for most estrogenic physiologic activity
  24. glands that secrete one or more hormones directly into the blood
    endocrine glands
  25. the structure that forms on the surface of the ovary after every ovulation and acts as a short-lived endocrine organ that secretes progesterone
    corpus luteum
  26. hyperpigmentation from the hormone melanin in the skin, characterized by brownish macules on the cheeks, forehead, lips and/or neck
  27. common dermatologic adverse effect of female hormonal medications; also called melasma
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LilleyChpt34 Women's Health Drugs
Lilley Chapter 34 Women's Health Drugs