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Vagina
a tubular long fibromuscular canal lined w/ mucous membrane that extends from the exterior of the body to the uterine cervix.
ap. 4" cervix to vestibule
Vagina
(length)
Vagina
(structure)
Fornix
Stratified squamous epithelial lining
Rugae
Vaginal orifice
Fornix
A recess that surrounds the vaginal attachment to the cervix
Fornix
means arch or vault
Rugae
transverse folds of the vagina
Stratified squamous epithelial lining
found in the rugae of the vagina
Vaginal orifice
a border around around and partially closes the inf. end of the vaginal opening to the exterior
Vagina
(FUNCTION)
Passageway for menstrual flow and spermatozoa
Receives male copulatory organ (penis) during coitus (sexual intercourse)
Lower portion of the birth canal
Vulva (pudendum)
Mons pubis
Labia Majora
Labia Minora
Clitoris
Vestibule
Vulva (pudendum)
ext. female genitalia
Mons pubis
an elevation of adipose tissue covered by skin and course pubic hair that cushions the pubic symphysis.
Labia Majora
two longitudinal folds of skin extend inferiorly and posteriorly .
homologus to scrotum
has sebacceous glands and sudoriferous glands
Labia Minora
two smaller folds of skin
have few sudoriferous glands, and more sebacceous glands
homologous with spongy (penile) urethra
Clitoris
a small cylindrical mass of erectile tissue and nerves located at the ant. junction of the labia minora.
stimulation of excitement in females
Clitoris
is capable of enlargement and sexual excitement like its homologue - penis
Prepuce (foreskin)
a layer of skin formed at the point where the labia minora unite and covers the body of the clitoris.
Glans
The exposed portion of the clitoris
Vestibule
area btwn.the labia minora
Hymen
Thin vascularized membrane at vaginal orifice
may be present
borders orifice it may close the orifice (imferforate hymen) and require surgical removal
External urethral orifice
the opening of the urethra to the exterior.
Vaginal orifice
opening of the vagina to the exterior
occupies the greater portion of the vestibule and is bordered by the hymen.
Bulb of the vestibule
Two masses of erectile tissue on either side of vagina
fills with blood during intercourse - pressures penis
Vestibule
Hymen
External urethral orifice
Vaginal orifice
Bulb of the vestibule
Paraurethral (skene's glands)
Greater vestibular (bartholin's) glands
Lesser vestibular glands
Paraurethral (skene's glands)
in vall of urethra
opens of either side of urethral irifice
secretes mucus into vestibule
Greater vestibular (bartholin's) glands
Sides of vaginal opening
secretes mucus into vestibule before and during sexual intercourse - for lubrication
Lesser vestibular glands
Several of these empty into vestibule
Perineum
Diamond-shaped area medial to thighs and buttocks in male and female
consists of external genitalia and anus
a line btwn. ischial tuberiosities divides into:
Ant. urogenital triangle
Anal triangle
Ant. urogenital triangle
contains external gentialia
Anal triangle
contains anus