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Abortion

Termination of pregnancy

Amniocentesis

Puncture of the amniotic sac in order to remove fluids for testing

Braxton-Hicks contractions

Uterine contractions during pregnancy

Chadwick sign

Sign of early pregnancy in which the vaginal, cervical, and vulvar tissue develop a bluish violet color

Colposcopy

Visual examination of the vagina and cervix under magnification

Cystocele

Herniation of the urinary bladder into the vagina

Dysmenorrhea

Painful menstruation

Dyspareunia

Painful sexual intercourse

Goodell sign

Softening of the cervix early in pregnancy

Gravida

# of pregnancies/pregnant woman

Hirsutism

Substance found in the body in response to injured cells producing the inflammatory process

Human chronic gonadotropin *hCG

Hormone secreted by the placenta and found in the urine and blood of a pregnant female

Lightening

The decent of the fetus in the pelvis

Lochia

Uterine discharge following childbirth consisting of mucus, tissue & blood

Menarche

Onset of first menstruation

Nulligravida

A woman who has never been pregnant

Nullipara

A woman who has never given birth to a viable fetus

Primigravida

A woman who is pregnant for the first time

Puerperium

Period of time from childbirth until reproductive structures return to normal

Aspiration

Drawing in or out by suction

Immunization

Act or process of rendering an individual immune to specific disease

Neonatologist

Physician who specializes in the care and treatment of newborns

Pediatrician

Physician who specializes in the care of infants, children and adolescents

Sick-child visit

A pediatric visit for the treatment of illness or injury

Well-child visit

Visit to the medical office for administration of immunizations and evaluation of growth and development

Activities of Daily Living *ADL
Activities usually performed in the course of the day i.e, bathing, dressing

Cataracts



Progressive loss of transparency of the lens of the eye,
Degenerative joint disease *DJD
AKA osteoarthritis ; arthritis characterized by degeneration of the bony structure of the joints, usually noninflammatory
Dementia
progressive organic mental deterioration with loss of intellectual function
Gerontologist
specialist who studies aging

Kegel exercises

An exercise to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles

Kyphosis *dowager's hump

Abnormally deep dorsal curvature of the thoracic spine *humpback

Osteoporosis

Abnormal porosity of the bone

Presbycusis

Loss of hearing associated with aging

Syncope

Sudden fall in blood pressure resulting in loss consciousness

Transient ischemic attack *tia

Acute episode of cerebrovascular insufficiency

Vertigo

Dizziness