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Flashcards - Pregnancy & Newborn Care

Flashcards - Pregnancy & Newborn Care
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reflexes
A reflex action, differently known as a reflex, is an involuntary and nearly instantaneous movement in response to a stimulus
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serotonin
Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine is a monoamine neurotransmitter
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yolk sac
The yolk sac is a membranous sac attached to an embryo, formed by cells of the hypoblast adjacent to the embryonic disk
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chorion
In humans and most mammals, the chorion is one of the membranes that exist during pregnancy between the developing fetus and mother
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amnion
The amnion is a membrane that closely covers the embryo when first formed
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allantois
Allantois is a sac-like structure that forms part of a developing amniote's conceptus
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calcium
Calcium is a chemical element with symbol Ca and atomic number 20
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menstruation
Menstruation, also known as a period or monthly, is the regular discharge of blood and mucosal tissue from the inner lining of the uterus through the vagina
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menstruation
Menstruation, also known as a period or monthly, is the regular discharge of blood and mucosal tissue from the inner lining of the uterus through the vagina
calcium
Calcium is a chemical element with symbol Ca and atomic number 20
allantois
Allantois is a sac-like structure that forms part of a developing amniote's conceptus
amnion
The amnion is a membrane that closely covers the embryo when first formed
chorion
In humans and most mammals, the chorion is one of the membranes that exist during pregnancy between the developing fetus and mother
yolk sac
The yolk sac is a membranous sac attached to an embryo, formed by cells of the hypoblast adjacent to the embryonic disk
serotonin
Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine is a monoamine neurotransmitter
reflexes
A reflex action, differently known as a reflex, is an involuntary and nearly instantaneous movement in response to a stimulus
uterine cycle
The menstrual cycle is the regular natural change that occurs in the female reproductive system that makes pregnancy possible
uterine glands
Tube-like uterine glands, lined by ciliated columnar epithelium, are found in the functional layer of the uterine endometrium
Pregnancy test
A pregnancy test attempts to determine whether a woman is pregnant
infertility
Infertility is the inability of a person, animal or plant to reproduce by natural means
Postpartum depression
Postpartum depression , also called postnatal depression, is a type of clinical depression which can affect both sexes after childbirth
Oxytocin
Oxytocin is a hormone, neuropeptide, and medication
sudden infant death syndrome
Sudden infant death syndrome , also known as cot death or crib death, is the sudden unexplained death of a child less than one year of age
minerals
A mineral is a naturally occurring chemical compound
surfactant
Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid

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