The Reproductive System

  1. Amenorrhea
    Absence of menstrual flow
  2. Conception (fertilization)
    Occurs when the male a female sex cells join, forming a cell that contains the complete number of chromosomes
  3. Cystocele
    A condition that occurs when the bladder shifts downward, pressing into the front (anterior) vaginal wall
  4. Dysmenorrhea
    Painful menstruation
  5. Egg (ovum,ova)
    Female sex cell
  6. Ejaculation
    The forceful release of semen from the body; method by which sperm cells leave the man's body through the penis
  7. Gynecologist
    A doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the female reproductive system
  8. Hysterectomy
    Surgical removal of the uterus
  9. Impotence (erectile dysfunction0
    The inability to achieve or maintain an erection long enough to engage in sexual activity
  10. Infertility
    The inability to become pregnant or carry a pregnancy to full term
  11. Lactation
    The process by which the glandular tissue of the female breast produces milk
  12. Mastectomy
    Surgical removal of a breast
  13. Menorrhagia
    Excessive bleeding during the menstrual period, either in terms of the amount of blood lost of the number of days that bleeding lasts
  14. Menstrual period
    The monthly loss of blood through the vagina that occurs in the absence of pregnancy
  15. Ovulation
    The release of a ripe, mature egg from the female ovaries each month
  16. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
    Infection of the fallopian tubes and abdominal cavity that can lead to infertility
  17. Pelvic organ prolapse
    A condition that occurs when a pelvic organ shifts downward from its normal position
  18. Pessary
    A device that is inserted into the vagina to support a prolapsed organ in the proper position
  19. Postmenopausal bleeding
    Uterine bleeding after menopause
  20. Rectocele
    A condition that occurs when the front wall of the rectum shifts downward, pushing into the back (posterior) vaginal wall
  21. Reproduction
    The process by which a living thing makes more living things like itself
  22. Sex cell (gamete)
    Special cells contributed by each parent that contain half of the normal number of chromosomes
  23. Sexually transmitted disease (STD)
    An infection that is most commonly transmitted by sexual contact; also known as venereal disease
  24. Sperm cell
    Male sex cell
  25. Uterine prolapse (prolapsed uterus)
    A condition that occurs when the uterus shifts downward, into the vaginal canal
  26. Vaginitis
    Inflammation of the vaginal tissues
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The Reproductive System
The Reproductive System