Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/58

Click to flip

58 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
rugae
A number of transverse ridges in the mucous membrane of the vagina.
vaginal introitus
The space behind the glans clitoridis and between the labia minora, containing the openings of the vagina, urethra, and ducts of the greater vestibular glands.
adnexa
tissues or structures in the body that are next to or near another;consists of fallopian tubes, ovaries and ligaments of the uterus.
climacteric
cessation of menstruation
coitus
sexual union of 2 people of the opposite sex in which the penus is introduced into the vagina
gynecology
branch of medicine that deals with the study of diseases and disorders of the female reproductive system.
mastitis
inflammation of the breast
mastectomy
surgical removal of the breast as a treatment for breast cancer
ante
before, in front
arche
beginning
cervic/o
neck; cervix
ovum
female reproductive cell; female sex cell or egg.
menopause
premanent cessation of the menstrual cycle
menorrhea
menstrual flow; menstruation
ovulation
release of a mature ovum from the ovary, occuring approximately 14 days prior to the beginning of menses.
colp/o
vagina
gynec/o
women
hyster/o, metr/o, metri/o, uter/o
uturus
intra
within
mamm/o, mast/o
breast
men/o
menstruation
o/o, ov/o
egg, ovum
oophor/o, ovari/o
ovary
retro
backward, behind
salping/o
eustachian tubes; fallopian tubes
vagin/o
vagina
vulv/o
vulva
amenorrhea
absence of menstrual flow
dysmenorrhea
painful menstrual flow
menorrhagia
abnormally long or very heavy menstrual periods.
metrorrhagia
uterine bleeding at times other than the menstrual period.
oligomenorrhea
abnormally light or infrequent menstruation.
tubal ligation
surgical cutting and tying of the fallopian tubes to prevent passage of ova or sperm through the tubes, to prevent pregnancy
vasectomy
male sterilization, surgically cutting and tying the vas deferens to prevent the passage of sperm to prevent pregnancy
cervicitis
inflammation of the uterine cervix
endometriosis
presence and growth of endometrial tissue in areas outside the endometrium (lining of uterus)
endometrial carcinoma
malignant tumor lining of the uterus; also known as adenocarcinoma of the uterus.
hysterectomy
The operation of excising the uterus, performed either through the abdominal wall or through the vagina.
fibrocystic breast disease
presence of single or multiple fluid-filled cysts that are palpable in the breasts.
fibroid tumor
benign, fibrous tumor of the uterus.
ovarian carcinoma
malignant tumor of the ovaries, most commonly occurring in women in their 50's.
colposcopy
visual examination of the vagina and cervix with a colposcope.
conization; cone biopsy
surgical removal of a cone-shaped segment of the cervix for diagnososis or treatment
cryosurgery
destruction of tissue by rapid freezing with substances such as liquid nitrogen.
IUD implantation
intauterine device a small T shaped object with strings attached to the lge of the T. inserted through the vagina and remains in place in the uterus.
culdocentesis
surgical puncture through the posterior wall of the vagina into the cul-de-sac to withdraw intraperitoneal fluid for examination.
endometrial biopsy
invasive test for obtaining a sample of endometrial tissue with a small curet
hysterosalpingography
x-ray of the uterus and the fallopian tubes, by injecting a contrast material into these structures.
laparoscopy
process of viewing the abdominal cavity with a laparoscope
mammography
process of examining with x-ray the soft tissue of the breast to detect various benign and malignant growth before they can be felt
pap smear
diagnostic test for cervical cancer
pelvic ultrasound
noninvasive procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves
lithotomy position
A supine position with buttocks at the end of the operating table, the hips and knees being fully flexed with feet strapped in position.
pelvimetry
process of measuring the female pelvis; manually by x-ray to determine its adequacy for childbearing.
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
IUD
intrauterine device; particular contraceptive device
LMP
last menstrual period
D&C
dilation and curettage