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Flashcards in female reproductive system Deck (6)
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1
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ovary

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produces eggs, releases sex hormones (estrogen and progesterone), secondary sexual traits (fat deposits)

2
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fallopian tube

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carries the egg from the ovary to the uterus

3
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uterus

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the organ where the baby grows and develops

4
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myometrium (uterus)

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thick layer of smooth muscle

5
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endometrium (uterus)

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lining

6
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cervix

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lower portion of the uterus, allows the flow of menstrual blood from the uterus into the vagina, directs sperm into the uterus during intercourse