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Amenorrhea:
(a-without, meno-month, rrhea-flow); lacking menstruation
Vulva:
the external female genitalia
Vagina:
the female reproductive structure at lowest part of the uterus; it extends to the outside
Uterus:
the female reproductive structure that expands to hold and provides nourishment to the growing fetus.
Salpingitis:
an inflammation of the fallopian tubes
Primary follicle:
the encapsulating structure that holds the maturing ovum and becomes the graafian follicle as the ovum develops then the corpus luteum after the ovum is released to the fimbriae of the fallopian tubes.
Puerperal sepsis:
a endometrial infection usually following birth or abortion that can lead to septicemia and blood clots
PID (pelvic inflammatory disease):
inflammation of reproductive organs commonly secondary to STDs
Cervix:
the female reproductive structure located between the uterus and vagina.
Ovaries:
female reproductive structures that contain ova, or eggs.
Menarche:
initiation of female menstruation
HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin):
the hormone secreted by the villi of the uterus to sustain a pregnancy and is indicative of pregnancy
Fimbriae:
the projections at the ends of the fallopian tubes that extend out to accept the ovum when released from the ovary.
Fallopian tubes:
female reproductive structures that extend laterally from either side of the uterus ending in the ovaries.
Endometriosis:
the proliferation of endometrial tissue beyond the uterus
Corpus Luteum:
the structure resulting after the ovum has matured and been expelled. This structure secretes progesterone to help develop the endometrium.
Endometrium:
the lining of the uterus that provides nourishment to the developing fetus or is sloughed off if the ovum is not fertilized.
Dysmenorrhea:
(dys-painful, meno-month, rrhea-flow). Painful menstruation.