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gynec/o, gyn/o, F

female

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oophor/o

ovary, form and store eggs

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hyster/o, metr/i, metr/o

uterus
-pear shaped, muscular organ
-functions are menstruation, pregnancy and labor

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cervic/o

cervix
-narrow, lower portion of uterus

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colp/o, vagin/o

vagina
-tube that connects uterus to the outside of body

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episi/o, perine/o

perineum
-space between vagina and rectum (female)
-space between scrotum and anus (male)

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mamm/o, mast/o

breast

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men/o

menstruation
periodic discharge of bloody fluid from non-pregnant uterus

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TAH

total abdominal hysterectomy
surgical removal of the uterus

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TVH

total vaginal hysterectomy

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GYN

gynecology or gynecologist

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OB/GYN

obstetrics and gynecologist
obstetrician and gynecologist

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PMS

premenstrual syndrome

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PID

pelvic inflammatory disease

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HCG

pregnancy test

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Pap

pap smear; specimen of cells from cervix

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SBE

self-breast exam

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OC

oral contraceptive (birth control pill)

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HUC

health unit coordinator

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LPN

licensed practical nurse

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MA, CMA

medical assistant, certified medical assistant

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CNA

certified nursing assistant

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MD

medical doctor

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NP

nurse practitioner

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PA

physicians assistant

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RN

registered nurse

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CST, ST

certified surgical technician, surgical technician