Body Structures of Gestation: Medical Terminology


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This is a temporary organ that develops during pregnancy to transfer oxygen, nutrients and wastes between mother and developing child.

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1. This is the innermost membrane that surrounds the embryo.

2. This flexible tube attaches the developing child to the placenta.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The world of medical terminology is an enormous one! But for this lesson, we are going to focus on pregnancy-related medical terms. Quiz questions will focus on key words associated with gestation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In order to check your learning, quiz questions will test you on the following:

  • Temporary organ developed during pregnancy
  • Innermost membrane surrounding the embryo
  • How a baby is attached to the placenta
  • What is left after the umbilical cord falls off
  • Watery substance that surrounds the developing child

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure you are able to define key terms such as the substance the suspends a baby and the tube connecting the placenta and child
  • Information recall - access information regarding the organ that transfers oxygen and nutrients between mother and child
  • Knowledge application - apply knowledge about what surrounds the embryo

Additional Learning

Students who wish to expand on their learning may wish to review the accompanying lesson called Body Structures of Gestation: Medical Terminology. Among the topics included in this lesson are the following:

  • The period of pregnancy known as gestation
  • Features inside and outside the amnion
  • Placental development and later expulsion