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Vulva

External genitalia of the female

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Mons pubis

Pad of fatty tissue and thick skin that overlies the pubis bone, becomes covered in hair after puberty

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Prepuce

Fold of skin that forms a retractable cover over the clitoris, foreskin of the glans penis

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Vestibule

Any space or cavity at the entrance to a canal

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Cervic(o)

Pertaining to neck or uterine cervix

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Hyster(o)

Pertaining to uterus

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Metr(o)

Pertaining to measure or uterine tissue

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Salping(o)

Pertaining to fallopian tube

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Oophor(o)

Pertaining to ovary

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Perineum

Region between sexual organ and anus

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Cervicocolpitis

Inflammation of the cervix uteri and vagina

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Colpocystitis

Inflammation of the vagina and urinary bladder

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Menarche

First occurrence of menstruation

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Another term for menopause

Climacteric

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Vaginal speculum

Instrument that can be pushed apart after inserted into the vagina to allow examination

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Papanicolaou test

Shortened to pap smear, study of material collected from the body that shed cells, usually in reference to the vagina and cervix, ranked class I-V with I being normal and V definitely cancerous

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Dysplasia

Change in shape, growth, or number of cells

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Trichomonas

Vaginal and urethral parasite

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Rapid plasma reagin (RPR)

Blood tests to detect and monitor syphilis

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Colposcopy

Low powered microscope to magnify the mucosa of vagina and cervix

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Hysteroscopy

Visual inspection of cervical canal and uterine cavity using an endoscope through the vagina

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Hysterosalpingography

Radiologic examination of the uterus and fallopian tubes after injection of a radiopaque material into those organs

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Amnion and Chorionic membrane

Membranes that develop around a fertilized embryo

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Amenorrhea

Absence of menstruation

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Menorrhagia

Heavy or long menstrual periods

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Metrorrhagia

Uterine bleeding other than that caused by menstruation

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Oophoralgia

Ovarian pain

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Oophorosalpingitisi

Inflammation of an ovary and uterine tube

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PID abbreviation

Pelvic inflammatory disease

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Leiomyoma

Benign tumor occurring within the uterus