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lips of the vagina
labia
outermost layer of the membranes around the developing embryo and forming part of the placenta
chorion
sexual intercourse
coitus
oviducts; ducts through which the egg travels into the uterus from the ovary
fallopian tubes
organ of sensitive erectile tissue in females; anterior to urethral orifice
clitoris
innermost membrane around the developing embryo
amnion
lower, neck-like portion of the uterus
cervix
blood-vessel-filled organ that develops during pregnancy in the uterine wall and serves as a communication between maternal and fetal bloodstreams
placenta
nipple of the breast
mammary papilla
beginning of the first menstrual period during puberty
menarche
the normal bending forward of the uterus in the pelvic cavity
anteversion
hormone produced by the corpus luteum in the ovary and also by the placenta of a pregnant woman
progesterone
inner lining of the uterus
endometrium
finger-like ends of the fallopian tube
fimbriae
membrane surrounding the uterus
uterine serosa
hormone produced by the pituitary gland to promote ovulation
luteinizing hormone
muscle layer lining the uterus
myometrium
includes the perineum, labia, clitoris, and hymen; external genitalia
vulva
female gonads; producing ova and hormones
ovaries
muscular tube extending from the uterus to the exterior of the body
vagina
dark-pigmented area around the breast nipple
areola
a hormone produced by the pituitary gland to stimulate the maturation of the graafian follicle and ovum in the ovary
follicle-stimulating hormone
fusion of the nuclei of the sperm and ovum
fertilization
a hormone produced by the ovaries; responsible for femaleness and buildup of the uterine lining during the menstrual cycle
estrogen
area between the anus and the vagina in females
perineum
hormone produced by the placenta to sustain pregnancy by stimulating the ovaries to produce estrogen and progesterone
human chorionic gonadotropin