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Flashcards in Chaptr 14 Reproductive Deck (26):
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Amniocentesis

Surgical puncture with needle to obtain specimen of amniotic fluid

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Andropause

Male menopause; testosterone decrease

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Apgar score

Scale of 1-10 to evaluate a newborn infants physical status at 1-5 minutes after birth

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Azoospermia

Absence of sperm in semen

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Cervical dysplasia

Growth of abnormal cells in the cervix (precancerous lesions)

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Cervitis

Inflammation of cervix usually caused by infection

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Chlamydia

Most commonly reported STD in US; highly contagious, requires treatment with antibiotics

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Chronic villus sampling

Examination of cells retrieved from the chorionic villi

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Colostrum

Specialized form of milk that delivers nutrients and antibodies for newborn baby

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Colpopexy

Surgical fixation of prolapsed vagina to a surrounding structure such as the abdominal wall

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Colporraphy

Suturing of a tear in the vagina

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Colposcopy

Direct visual examination of the tissues of the cervix and vagina

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Dysmenorrhea

Pain caused by uterine cramps during a menstrual period

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Eclampsia

A more serious form of preeclampsia, characterized by convulsions & sometimes coma

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Ectopic pregnancy

Dangerous condition in which a fertilized egg is implanted and begins to develop outside the uterus

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Endocervitis

Inflammation of the mucous membrane lining of the cervix

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Amenorrhea

Abnormal absence of menstrual periods for 3 or more months

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Endometriosis

Condition in which patches of endometrial tissue escape the uterus and become attached to other structures of pelvic cavity

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Epididymis

Coiled tube at the supper part of each tissue

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Episiotomy

Incision made through perineum to enlarge vagina to prevent tearing of the tissues as infant moves out of birth canal

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Fibroadenoma

Round, firm, rubbery mass that arises from excess growth of glandular & connective tissues in the breast

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Fibrocystic breast disease

Presence of single or multiple benign cysts in the breasts

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Galactorrhea

Production of breast milk in a woman who isn't breastfeeding

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Hemospermia

Pretense of blood in seminal fluid

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Hydrocele

Fluid-filled sac in scrotum along the spermatic cord leading from testicles

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Hypomenorrhea

Unusually small amount of flow during a shortened regular menstrual period