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adnexa uteri

fallopian tubes, ovaries, and supporting ligaments

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amnion

innermost membranous sac surrounding the developing fetus

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areola

dark-pigmented area surrounding the breast nipple.

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Bartholin glands

small mucus-secreting exocrine glands at the vaginal orifice

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cervix

lower, neck-like portion of the uterus

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chorion

outermost layer of the two membranes surrounding the embryo; it forms the fetal part of the placenta

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clitoris

organ of sensitive erectile tissue anterior to the opening of the female urethra

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coitus

sexual intercourse; copulation.

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corpus luteum

empty ovarian follicle that secretes progesterone after release of the egg cell; literally means yellow body.

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cul-de-sac

region in the lower abdomen, midway between the rectum and the uterus.

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embryo

stage in prenatal development from 2 to 8 weeks

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endometrium

inner, mucous membrane lining of the uterus

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estrogen

hormone produced by the ovaries; promotes female secondary sex characteristics.

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fallopian tube

one of a pair of ducts through which the ovum travels to the uterus

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fertilization

union of the sperm cell and ovum from which the embryo develops.

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fetus

stage in prenatal development from 8 to 39 or 40 weeks

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fimbriae

finger or fringe-like projections at the end of the fallopian tubes

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follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)

Secreted by the pituitary gland to stimulate maturation of the egg cell

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gamete

male or female sexual reproductive cell; sperm cell or ovum.

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genitalia

reproductive organs

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gestation

period from fertilization of the ovum to birth

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gonad

female or male reproductive organ that produces sex cells and hormones; ovary or testis

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gynecology

study of the female reproductive organs including the breasts.

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human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

hormone produced by the placenta to sustain pregnancy by stimulating (-tropin) the ovaries to produce estrogen and progesterone

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hymen

mucous membrane partially or completely covering the opening to the vagina

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labia

lips of the vagina; labia majora are the larger, outermost lips, and labia minora are the smaller, innermost lips

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lactiferous ducts

tubes that carry milk within the breast

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luteinizing hormone (LH)

hormone produced y the pituitary gland; promotes ovulation

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mammary papilla

nipple of the breast. A papilla is any small nipple-shaped projection

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menarche

beginning of the first menstrual period and ability to reproduce