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Each internal iliac artery extends what artery that branch through the broad ligament to the lateral wall of what female reproductive organ?
uterine artery
how does blood from the heart get to the uterus?
Left ventricle to aortic semilunar valve to ascending aorta to aortic arch to descending aorta to descending thoracic aorta to descending abdominal aorta to common iliac artery to internal iliac artery to uterine artery (through broad ligament( to lateral wall of uterus)
The wall of the uterus is composed of what 3 concentric tunics?
perimetrium (continuous with the broad ligament)
myometrium
endometrium (shed during menstral cycle)
The parietal peritoneum forms what ligament, which forms what tunic of the uterus?
forms the broad ligament, which forms the perimetrium (outermost tunic of the uterus)
What is the myometrium?
Thick, middle tunic of the uterine wall formed from 3 intertwining layers of smooth muscle
Which layer of the uterus sheds on a monthly basis during a female's menstrual cycle?
endometrium
What is endometriosis?
when part of the endometrium is displaced onto the external surface of the organs within the abdominopelvic cavity. (small amount of endometrium expelled from the uterine tubes and becomes implanted on the surface of the ovaries, uterine tubes, urinary bladder, and intestines
When part of the endometrium is expelled through the uterine tubes and onto the external surface of the organs, what is this called?
endometriosis