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external genitals of the female, including the pubic hir, mons veris, labia majora, labia minora, cliterors, and urinary and vaginal openings
mons veneris
a triangular mound over the pubic boen above the vulva
labia majora
the outer libs of the vulva
labia minora
the inner libs of the vulva, one on each side of the vaginal opening
the foreskin or fold of skin over the clitoris (clitoral hood)
highly sensitive structure of the female external genitals, the only function of which is sexual pleasure
the length of the clitoris between the glans and the body
the head of the clitoris, which is richly endowed with nerve endings
the innermost tips of the cavernous bodies that connect to the pubic bones
cheesy substance of glandular secretions and skin cells that sometimes accumulates under the hood of the clitoris
cavernous bodies
the structures in the shaft of the clitoris that engorge with blood during sexual arousal
the area of the vulva inside the labia minora
the tube through which urine passes from the bladder
the opening to the vagina
tissue that partially covers the vaginal opening
the area between the vagina and anus of the female and the scrotum and anus of the male
vestibular bulbs
two bulbs, one on each side of the vaginal opening, that engorge with blood during sexual arousal
Bartholin's glands
two small glands slightly inside the vginal opening that secrete a few drops of fluid during sexual arousal
Kegel exercises
serise of exercises that strenghten the muscles underlying the external female or male genitals
the stretchable canal in he female that opens at the vulva and extends about four inches into the pelvis
collective term for the mucous membranes; moist tissue that lines certain body areas such as the penile urthra, vagina, and mouth
the folds of tissue in the vagina
the engorgement of blood vessels in particular body parts in response to sexual arousal
Grafenberg spot
glads and ducts in the anterior wall of the vagina. Some women experience sexual pleasure, arousal, orgasm, and an ejaculation of fluids from stimulation of the Grafenberg spot
rinsing out the vagina with plain water or a variety of solutions. It is usually unnecessary for hygiene, and doucing too often can result in vaginal irritation
the small end of the uterus, located at the back of the vagina
the opening in the cervix that leads to the interior of the uterus
an instrument used to open the vaginal walls during a gynecological exam. it opens the walls of the vaginal canal
pear shaped organ inside the female pelvis, within which the fetus develops
the thin membrane covering the outside of the uterus
the smooth muscle layer of the uterine wall
the tissue that lines the inside of the uterine wall
fallopian tubes
two tubes, extending from the sides of the uterus, in which the egg and sperm travel
fringelike ends of the fallopian tubes, into which the released ovum enters
Ectopic pregnancy
a pregnancy that occurs when a fertilized ovum implants outside the uterus, moost commonly in a fallopian tube
female gonads that produce ova and sex hormones
the release of a mature ovum from the ovary
the sloughing off of the built-up uternine lining that takes place of conception has not occured
the initial onset of menstrual periods in a young woman
menstrual synchrony
simultaneous menstrual cycles that sometimes occur among women who live in clse proximity
Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
a pituitary hormone secreted bya female during the secretory phase of the menstrual cycle. FSH stimulates the development of ovarian follicles. In males it stimulates sperm production
Luteinizing hormone (LH)
the hormone secreted byt the pituitary gland that stimulates ovulation in the female. In males it is called the interstitial cell hormone (ISCH) and stimulates production of androgens by the testes
Corpus luteum
a yellowish body that forms on the ovary at the site of the ruptured follicle and secretes progesterone
symptoms of physical discomfort and emotional irritability that occur 2 to 12 days before menstruation
Prementrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
premenstrual symptoms severe enough to significantly disrupt a woman's functioning
pain or discomfort before or during menstruation
hormones that induce uterine contractions
a condition in which uterine tissue grows of various parts of the abdominal cavity
the absence of menstruation
disease that occurs most ocmmonly in mentstruating women and that can cause a person to go into shcok
physioligical changes that occur during the transition period from fertility to infertility in both sexes
the time period before menopause when estrogen is decreasing
cessation of menstruation as a result of the aging process or surgical removal of the ovaries
hormone therapy
the use of supplemental hormones during and after menopause or following surgical removal of the ovaries
inflammation of the vaginal walls caused by a variety of vaginal infections
pap smear
screening test for cancer of the cervix
surgical removal of the uterus
surgical removal of the ovaries
secondary sex characteristics
the physical characteristics other than genitals that indicate sexual maturity, such as body hair, breasts, and a deepend voice
mammary glands
glands in the female breast that produce milk