Flashcards in Female Reproductive Vocab Deck (52)
fallopian tubes, ovaries, and supporting ligaments
innermost membranous sac surrounding the developing fetus
dark-pigmented area surrounding the breast nipple.
small mucus-secreting exocrine glands at the vaginal orifice
lower, neck-like portion of the uterus
outermost layer of the two membranes surrounding the embryo; it forms the fetal part of the placenta
organ of sensitive erectile tissue anterior to the opening of the female urethra
sexual intercourse; copulation.
empty ovarian follicle that secretes progesterone after release of the egg cell; literally means yellow body.
region in the lower abdomen, midway between the rectum and the uterus.
stage in prenatal development from 2 to 8 weeks
inner, mucous membrane lining of the uterus
hormone produced by the ovaries; promotes female secondary sex characteristics.
one of a pair of ducts through which the ovum travels to the uterus
union of the sperm cell and ovum from which the embryo develops.
stage in prenatal development from 8 to 39 or 40 weeks
finger or fringe-like projections at the end of the fallopian tubes
follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
Secreted by the pituitary gland to stimulate maturation of the egg cell
male or female sexual reproductive cell; sperm cell or ovum.
period from fertilization of the ovum to birth
female or male reproductive organ that produces sex cells and hormones; ovary or testis
study of the female reproductive organs including the breasts.
human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
hormone produced by the placenta to sustain pregnancy by stimulating (-tropin) the ovaries to produce estrogen and progesterone
mucous membrane partially or completely covering the opening to the vagina
lips of the vagina; labia majora are the larger, outermost lips, and labia minora are the smaller, innermost lips
tubes that carry milk within the breast
luteinizing hormone (LH)
hormone produced y the pituitary gland; promotes ovulation
nipple of the breast. A papilla is any small nipple-shaped projection