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Dysmenorrhea

Painful menses

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Candidiasis

Infection of the skin or mucus membrane

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Retention

Inability to completely empty bladder when voiding

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Residual urine

Amount of urine remaining in bladder when voiding

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Parity

Carrying pregnancy to point of viability, regardless of outcome

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Neonatal

Pertaining to newborn, first 4 weeks of life

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Titer

Measurement of amount of antibody present against a particular antigen

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Tympanostomy

Placement of a tube in tympanic membrane to allow ventilation of the middle ear

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Cognitive function

Awareness with perception, reasoning

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Presbycusis

Progressive loss of hearing caused by normal aging

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Amniotomy

Artificial rupture of the amniotic sac

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Fulgurate

To destroy by contact with high-frequency electric current

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Arteriosclerosis

Hardening of the arteries caused by a buildup of plaque

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Cystitis

Inflammation of the urinary bladder

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Cryosurgery

Destruction of tissue by extreme cold

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Metastasis

In cancer, malignant cells spread from the primary growth to a new location

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Dysplasia

Abnormal development of tissue

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Gravidity

Total number of pregnancies, regardless of duration, including the present one

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Braxton-hicks

False labor

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Gerontology

Study of problems with aging

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Libido

Sexual drive

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Viable

Able to live, grow, and develop after birth; usually 24 weeks or greater than 1 pound

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Dilation

Expansion of an orifice or organ

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Senile

Mental or physical weakness - most times with aging

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Incontinence

Uncontrollable loss of urine or feces