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adnexa uteri

fallopian tubers, ovaries, and supporting ligaments

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amnion

innermost membranous sac surrounding the developing fetus

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bartholin glands

small mucus-secreting exocrine glands at the vagina

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chorion

outermost layer of the two membranes surrounding the embryo, forms the fetal part of the placenta

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corpus luteum

empty ovarian follicle that secretes progesterone after release of the egg cell (yellow body)

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cul-de-sac

region in the lower abdomen, between the rectum and uterus

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embryo

stage in prenatal development 2-8 weeks

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estrogen

hormone produced by the ovaries, promotes secondary sex characteristics

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fetus

stage in prenatal development from 8-39/40 weeks

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Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)

secreted by the pituitary gland to stimulate maturation of the egg cell (ovum)

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gamete

male/female sex cell, sperm/ovum

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gestation

period of fertilization of ovum to birth

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human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

hormone produced by the placenta to sustain pregnancy by stimulating the ovaries to produce estrogen and progesterone

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lactiferous ducts

tubes that carry milk within the breast

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luteinizing hormone (LH)

Hormone produced by the pituitary gland, promotes ovulation

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menopause

gradual ending of menstruation

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myometrium

muscle layer of uterus

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endometrium

inner, mucous membrane lining of the uterus

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ovarian follicle

developing sac enclosing each ovum within the ovary, about 400 sacs mature in a women's lifetime

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ovulation

release of the ovum from the ovary

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parturition

act of giving birth

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perineum

in females, the area between the anus and vagina

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pituitary gland

endocrine gland at the base of the brain. It produces hormones to stimulate the ovaries

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progesterone

hormone produced by the corpus luteum in the ovary and the placenta of pregnant women

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puberty

point of life when secondary sex characteristics appear and gametes are produced

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uterine serosa

outermost layer surrounds the uterus

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vulva

external female genitalia, labia, hymen, clitoris, vaginal orifice

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zygote

stage in prenatal development from fertilization and implantation 2 weeks

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