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Female Reproductive System: Medical Terminology - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
This chapter aims to develop your understanding of different facets of the female reproductive system through categorizing and explaining specific terminology. These lessons will go into detail regarding vocabulary that will help you gain a more comprehensive knowledge of this portion of the female body. Be sure to take the self-assessment quizzess at the end of each lesson to gauge how well you understand what you've reviewed.
There are many objectives in this extensive chapter, including:
- Explain the terminology related to basic functions of the female reproductive system
- Identify medical specialists that treat women specifically
- Review specific body parts of the female reproductive system and their related potential diseases or conditions
- Address the vocabulary associated with pregnancy and childbirth
|Pathologies, disorders, and conditions||These lessons will address different cancers, ovary and fallopian tube disorders, uterus and cervix conditions, vaginal diseases, menstrual conditions, and other diseases of the female reproductive system.|
|Medical specialists||You will have the opportunity to review various medical specialists of the female reproductive system including gynecologists, obstetricians, neonatologists, and pediatricians in one of the lessons.|
|Genitalia, structures, and functions||In these lessons you will learn about ova, vagina, cervix, menstruation, pruritus vulvae, and other female genitalia-related terms.|
|Treatments and diagnostic tests||You will be taught the terminology for treatments for female reproductive disorders, and tests such as colposcopies, biopsies, hysteroscopies, and others.|
|Pregnancy, gestation, and childbirth||As you progress through these lessons you will learn about trimesters, due dates, nullipara, labor and delivery, fetal monitoring, ectopic pregnancy, fetal ultrasound, and many other related terms.|
1. Female Reproductive System: Functions & Structures
The primary function of the female reproductive system is to produce offspring. In this lesson, you'll travel through the female reproductive system. Along the way, you'll learn about important structures and the roles they play in creating life.
2. Diagnostic Tests for Female Reproductive Disorders
This lesson will discuss the diagnostic tests used to determine conditions and diseases that may affect the female reproductive system. We will discuss which conditions and diseases the tests diagnose, and how the tests are done.
3. Hormonal Treatments for Female Reproductive Disorders
This lesson is going to look at some of the hormonal treatments that are available for pregnancy and for disorders that may occur in the female reproductive system. We will cover which hormones are used to treat the conditions and to prevent pregnancy.
4. Treatments for Disorders of the Uterus
We are going to discuss some of the common treatments that are performed to correct disorders of the uterus. We will look into what disorders they correct and when they are advised.
5. Treatments for Disorders of the Fallopian Tubes & Ovaries
In this lesson, we're going to become familiar with the different treatment options available for disorders of the fallopian tubes and ovaries. We'll touch on when the treatments are required.
6. Plastic & Reconstructive Treatment for Female Reproductive Disorders
We are going to explore some of the various types of plastic and reconstructive treatments that are available for different disorders and conditions of the female reproductive tract. This lesson will include when the treatments are used.
7. Ovulation & Fertilization: Medical Terminology
This lesson teaches you terms related to early fetal development. Learn the meaning of terms such as ovulation, corpus luteum, coitus, copulation, sexual intercourse, conception, implantation, embryo and fetus.
8. Human Pregnancy Vocabulary
In this video, you'll learn how to speak the language of pregnancy as we explore the meaning of terms related to pregnancy, like trimesters, due date, quickening, Braxton Hicks contractions, viable, antepartum, and postpartum.
9. Twins & Multiple Births: Medical Vocabulary
In this video lesson, you will learn the meaning of several medical vocabulary terms related to twins and multiple births. Then, check your understanding with a short quiz.
10. Body Structures of Gestation: Medical Terminology
As a child develops inside the mother's womb, it's nourished and protected. Learn about structures such as the chorion, amnion, amniotic sac, amniotic fluid, placenta and umbilical cord, and the roles they play during gestation.
11. Mothers, Pregnancy & Children: Medical Terminology
Learn medical terms related to pregnancy and childbirth, including nulligravida, primigravida, multigravida, nulliparous, primiparous and multiparous. These terms give the medical profession a clear way of describing a woman's childbearing history.
12. Important Terms Related to Childbirth
This lesson defines and discusses the terms that are most commonly associated with childbirth and the period immediately following childbirth. A short quiz follows the lesson.
13. Pathology Related to Pregnancy & Childbirth
In this video lesson, we will cover the conditions that may occur during pregnancy and childbirth. You will have the opportunity to take a quiz after learning about each of the disorders, some of their symptoms, and related outcomes.
14. Pregnancy & Childbirth-Related Diagnosis Vocabulary
This lesson covers the common diagnostic tests that are done for pregnancy and childbirth. We look at what the tests are screening for and possible outcomes.
15. Pregnancy & Childbirth-Related Treatment Vocabulary
This lesson will cover the treatments that are available for pregnancy- and childbirth-related issues. We will look at when and why they are used in relation to infertility and other conditions associated with pregnancy and childbirth.
16. Medical Specialists Treating Women & Children
Babies are the future of the world and women give birth to them! So it's not surprising there are unique medical specialties devoted to them. This lesson defines the major ones and goes over a bit of what they do.
17. Disorders of the Ovaries & Fallopian Tubes: Terminology
The ovaries are critical to a woman's reproductive abilities but they, alongside the fallopian tubes, can suffer from a lot of problems, including those that can lead to infertility. Take a look here to find out what these important problems are called.
18. Conditions of the Uterus: Terminology
Did you ever think about the fact that the place you used to call home as a fetus can have a lot of different problems? The uterus can prolapse or have cancer and benign tumors plus lots of other problems this lesson defines.
19. Pathologies of the Cervix: Terminology
The uterus (womb) has a neck, which is called the cervix. Everything from inflammation to cancer can affect it, and by extension, other parts of the body. Let's define several terms related to this structure.
20. Diseases of the Vagina: Vocabulary
Unless you were born through a c-section, you made your way through the birth canal. It's more properly called the vagina and it can have plenty of problems, many of which are defined in this lesson.
21. Female External Genitalia: Terminology of Disorders
Female external genitalia can have quite a few unfortunately itchy and even very painful conditions. They include pruritus vulvae and vulvodynia. We'll define them and others in this lesson.
22. Breast Disease Terminology
Can men produce milk? Are fibroadenomas a sign of cancer? Human breasts can experience plenty of problems, and this lesson defines several disorders that involve them.
23. Menstrual Conditions: Vocabulary
Menstruation is supposed to occur on a regular basis. But sometimes this doesn't happen. There are many technical words for abnormal menstrual cycles or menstrual flow. This lesson defines a lot of them.
24. Terms for Premenstrual Disorders
We can think of menstrual conditions as 'pre-' times three. All of them have to do with the menstrual cycle and menstruation. Find out what they are in this lesson.
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- Pathology Basics & Vocabulary
- Vocabulary Basics for Genetics, Cells & Structures
- Medical Terms for the Lymphatic & Immune Systems
- Oncology Basics & Terms
- Medical Terminology for the Skeletal System
- Vocabulary for the Muscular System & Its Functions
- Vocabulary for the Cardiovascular System
- Terminology for the Respiratory System, Diseases & Treatments
- Terminology for Diagnosis & Treatment of Respiratory Diseases
- Medical Vocabulary for the Gastrointestinal System
- Terms for GI Tract Pathologies
- GI Tract Diagnosis & Treatment Terminology
- Medical Terms for the Urinary System
- Terminology of the Nervous System
- Terms for Nervous System-Related Conditions
- Terminology for Diagnostics & Treatments of the Nervous System
- Medical Terms Related to the Eyes
- Medical Terminology Related to the Ears
- Terminology for the Integumentary System
- Terminology for The Endocrine System & Hormones
- Endocrine Gland Disorder Vocabulary
- Pancreatic Disorder Vocabulary
- Adrenal Gland Disorder Terminology
- Male Reproductive System & STDs: Medical Terminology
- Medical Terminology for Major Pathogens
- Medical Terminology Used for Diagnosis & Pharmacology