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Secretion from the breast before the onset of true lactation consisting of serum & white blood cells; called "first milk"
Colostrum
Sexual intercourse
Copulation
coitus
Ejection of the seminal fluids from the male urethra
Ejaculation
Stage of development of the human in the uterus after conception between the 2nd & 8th weeks.
Embryo
Incision of perineum at end of 2nd state of labor to avoid laceration of perineum & to facilitate delivery.
Episiotomy
Union of the female & male sex cells
Fertilization
conception
Stage of development of the human in the uterus from the 3rd month to birth.
Fetus
A very small excretory or secretory sac.
Follicle
A mature male or female reproductive cell.
Gamete
Generic term referring to both female & male sex glands.
Gonad
A spherical structure in the cortex of the ovary containing the fully developed ovum.
Graafian Follicle
Branch of medicine which deals with the pelvic diseases & hygiene of women.
Gynecology
Process by which fetus is expelled from the uterus.
Labor
Period in life which marks the permanent cessation of menstruation.
Menopause
Periodic (usually monthly) discharge of a bloody fluid from the uterus.
Menstruation
Branch of medicine which deals with prenatal care, childbirth, & postpartum care.
Obstetrics
A spherical structure in the cortex of the ovary containing the immature ovum & its encasing cells.
Ovarian Follicle
The periodic (normally monthly) rupture of the Graafian follicle & its discharge of the ovum.
Ovulation
Female sex cell containing 23 chromosomes
Ovum
plural: Ova
Condition of carrying a developing embryo/fetus in the uterus
Pregnancy
Period in life at which one of either sex becomes functionally capable of reproduction.
Puberty
System of the body involved in the creation of offspring.
Reproductive System
Mature male sex cell containing 23 chromosomes
Spermatozoon
plural: spermatozoa
Functions of the Reproductive System
a. Perpetuation of the human species
b. Sexual Gratification
c. Secretion of Hormones