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Abortion
Termination of pregnancy, either therapeutic or spontaneous
Amniocentesis
Procedure to remove amniotic fluid from the amniotic sac to detect abnormalities in fetus
Apgar Score
Evaluation of a newborn infant's physical status by assessing heart rate, respiratory effect, muscle tone, response stimulation and skin color. The newborn is evaluated at one and five minutes after birth. A total score of 10 indicates the best possible condition
Aspiration
Fluid is withdrawn by suction from a cavity or sac with a needle
Cauterization
Destruction of tissue by burning or freezing
Cesarean section
C-section - delivery of a child through an incision in the maternal abdominal and uterine wall
Colposcopy
Visual examination of tissues of the cervix and vagina using a colposcope
Conization
Removal of a cone-shaped piece of tissue
Cryosurgery
Also called cryocauterization - destruction of tissue by freezing
Episiotomy
Surgical incision of the perineum and vagina to facilitate delivery and prevent laceration (tear) of the tissues
Fetal Monitor
Monitor to detect and record fetal heart sounds
Hysterectomy
Removal of the uterus
Larparoscopy
Visual examination into the abdominal or pelvic cavity by making a small incision near the navel and introducing a laparoscope
Lumpectomy
Surgical removal of a lump from the breast
Mammography
X-ray examination of the breast. The record is called a mammogram
Mammoplasty
Surgical repair or restructuring of the breast
Mastectomy
Surgical removal of all or part of the breast
OOphorectomy
Surgical removal of an ovary
Papanicolaou test
Pap smear - scraping of the cervix for cell smear analysis
Pelvimetry
X-ray measurement of the dimensions of the pelvis to determine its capacity to allow passage of the fetus through the birth canal
Salpingectomy
Surgical removal of a fallopian tube
Total abdominal hysterectomy
Surgical removal of the uterus and cervix through an incision in the abdomen
Tubal Ligation
Surgical procedure in which the fallopian tubes are cut and ligated (tied) and a section is removed for purpose of sterilization
Ultrasound
Sound waves used to evaluate fetal development
Vaginal hysterectomy
Surgical removal of the uterus and cervix through the vagina
D&C
dilation (expanding)of the cervix and curettage (scraping) of the uterus