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olfaction

pertussis
the sense of smell

whooping cough, an infection of the respiratory system
pleurisy
inflammed membranes around the lung
polyp

stridor
growth from mucous membrane

high pitched noisy respiration
wheeze
A breathing sound squeak, whistling
decongestant medication
A medication or treatment that breaks up congestion, as of the sinuses, by reducing swelling.
Expectorant medication
An expectorant is a medicine or herb which increases the expulsion of tracheal or bronchial mucus through expectoration or coughing.
bronchodilator drugs
Bronchodilators are a group of drugs that widen the airways in the lungs.
epispadias
a congenital abnormality in males in which the urethra is on the upper surface of the penis
coitus
sexual intercourse, copulation, vaginal intercourse): Insertion of the penis into the vagina, followed by rhythmic movement often leading to orgasm.
infertility
diminished or absent ability to produce offspring.
testosterone
A hormone that promotes the development and maintenance of male sex characteristics
genital warts
sexually transmitted disease caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).
gonorrhea
common sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacterium, which can lead to infertility in women
postcoital
Assessment of the cervical mucus after intercourse to evaluate the quality of the mucus and mucus-sperm interaction; also known as the Huhner Test.
postpartum
The period of time after the baby's birth.
primipara
a woman who has born her first child.
pseudocyesis
false pregnancy: physiological state in which a woman exhibits symptoms of pregnancy but is not pregnant
salpingectomy
An operation where one or both of the fallopian tubes are removed
salpingitis
inflammation of the fallopian tube
salpingo-oophorectomy
Surgical removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries.
amniocentesis
A prenatal test in which cells surrounding a fetus are removed in order to examine the chromosomes
laparoscopy
Direct visualization of the ovaries and exterior of the fallopian tubes and uterus through a surgical instrument inserted through a small incision below the navel
estrogen
The female sex hormone produced by the ovaries, responsible for the development of female sex characteristics. Estrogen is largely responsible for stimulating the uterine lining to thicken during the first half of the menstrual cycle in preparation for ovulation and possible pregnancy.
venereal
genital: of or relating to the external sex organs; "genital herpes"; "venereal disease
prenatal
before birth