Ch 28: Female Reproductive System: Medical Terminology

About This Chapter

View these brief video lessons to learn about the female reproductive system. This chapter will identify and explain vocabulary to help you understand specific aspects of this bodily system more thoroughly.

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

Lesson TopicsObjectives
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.

24 Lessons in Chapter 28: Female Reproductive System: Medical Terminology
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Female Reproductive System: Functions & Structures

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.

Diagnostic Tests for Female Reproductive Disorders

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.

Hormonal Treatments for Female Reproductive Disorders

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.

Treatments for Disorders of the Uterus

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.

Treatments for Disorders of the Fallopian Tubes & Ovaries

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.

Plastic & Reconstructive Treatment for Female Reproductive Disorders

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.

Ovulation & Fertilization: Medical Terminology

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.

Human Pregnancy Vocabulary

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.

Twins & Multiple Births: Medical Vocabulary

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.

Body Structures of Gestation: Medical Terminology

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.

Mothers, Pregnancy & Children: Medical Terminology

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.

Important Terms Related to Childbirth

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.

Pathology Related to Pregnancy & Childbirth

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.

Pregnancy & Childbirth-Related Diagnosis Vocabulary

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.

Pregnancy & Childbirth-Related Treatment Vocabulary

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.

Medical Specialists Treating Women & Children

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.

Disorders of the Ovaries & Fallopian Tubes: Terminology

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.

Conditions of the Uterus: Terminology

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.

Pathologies of the Cervix: Terminology

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.

Diseases of the Vagina: Vocabulary

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.

Female External Genitalia: Terminology of Disorders

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.

Breast Disease Terminology

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.

Menstrual Conditions: Vocabulary

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.

Terms for Premenstrual Disorders

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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