Med Words W4

  1. cervix
    lower, neck-like portion of uterus
  2. embryo
    stage in pernatal development from 2-8 weeks
  3. endometrium
    inner mucous membrane lining of the uterus
  4. fertlization
    union of the sperm cell and ovum from which the embryo develops
  5. gamete
    male or female reproductive cell
  6. genetalia
    reproductive organs
  7. gestation
    period from fertilization of the ovum to birth
  8. gonad
    female or male reproductive organs that produe sex cells and hormones; ovaries or testes
  9. gynecologist
    specialist in female reproductive system
  10. menarche
    beginning of the 1st menstrual period
  11. menopause
    gradual ending of menstruation
  12. myometrium
    the middle, muscular layer of the uterine wall
  13. neonatology
    branch or medicine that studies the disorders and care of newborn
  14. ovarian follicle
    developing sac enclosing each ovum within the ovary
  15. ovulation
    release of the ovum from the ovary
  16. ovum (plural - ova)
    egg cell; female gamete
  17. perineum
    in females the area between the anus and vagina; in men between the scrotum and anus
  18. pituitary gland
    endocrine gland at base of brain; produces hormones to stimulate ovaries
  19. placenta
    vascular organ that develops in the uterine wall during pregnancy; serves as a communication source between maternal and fetal blood streams
  20. vulva
    external female genitalia; includes the labia, hymen, clitoris and vaginal orifice
  21. zygote
    fertilized egg
  22. erectile dysfunction
    inability of adult male to achieve and erection; impotence
  23. priapism
    persistent erection of penis
  24. prepuce
    fold of skin covering tip of penis; foreskin
  25. prostate gland
    exocrine gland in men at base of UB. Secretes fluid part of semen into the urethra during ejaculation
  26. semen
    spermatozoa (sperm cells) and seminal fluid
  27. sterilization
    any procedue that removes an individual's ability to produce or release reproductive cells
  28. amenorrhea
    lack of bleeding
  29. dysmenorrhea
    difficult or painful period
  30. menorrhagia
    heavy bleeding
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Med Words W4
PCOM Week 4 Medical Word