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on hysterectomy procedures and on how a hysterectomy might affect you or someone you love. But first, what is a hysterectomy? The Webster’s New World Medical Dictionary defines hysterectomy is a surgical operation that removes a woman’s uterus. The uterus is the organ which is designed to nourish a developing baby. Sometimes, a hysterectomy procedure may also remove a woman’s cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. These are also parts of a woman’s reproductive system. Since a hysterectomy involves...

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The Female Reproductive System

to be involved in the human reproductive process. The Female Reproductive System The female reproductive system consists of the fallopian tube, ovum,ovary, uterus, cervix and vagina. Ovary This is the name for the sex gland that is similar in function to the male testicle. They are two in number and are located on either side of the uterus (womb). Each ovary is coverd by a tough protective capsule and contains many follicles. A follicle-sound is an egg cell sourounded by one or more layers of follicle...

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fallopian tubes, uterus, rectum, endometrium, menstruating, vagina, urethra, cervix Fill in the blanks using the word bank above. 1. This organ is muscular and houses the developing fetus. __uterus__________ 2. The ______endometrium___________ is the lining of the uterus. 3. The process of _____menstruating__________ is the periodic shedding of the lining of the uterus. 4. The _____fallopian tubes_________________ are located on either side of the uterus and serve as a passage...

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UTERINE FIBROIDS

Uterine Fibroids What are they? Uterine Fibroids are the most frequently diagnosed noncancerous tumors of the female pelvis. They are smooth muscle or connective muscle growths in the walls of the uterus. Sometimes, a fibroid is attached to the outside of the uterus by a stalk. Fibroids may grow as a single nodule or in clusters. They range in size from as small as a pea to as large as an orange or small melon. Sometimes fibroids grow large enough to fill the entire abdomen or pelvis. What causes...

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The Sperm and the Egg

functions behind them will help you to understand more than you thought you knew. Although talking about this does give me some discomfort, it’s nice to know. The female’s internal sex organs consist of the vagina, cervix, uterus, and the two ovaries which are all connected to a woman’s uterus by her fallopian tubes. The vagina is the first sex organ, because this is where it all begins for a woman. The vaginal vault as I call it is the starting point for the sperm and the science behind conception. Once...

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Biology

System Female Reproductive System Structures 1. ovary -- (females have two of these) -- produce female gametes or eggs and the hormone estrogen 2. oviduct (fallopian tube) -- carries the egg away from the uterus -- internal fertilization normally occurs here 3. uterus -- implantation and development of the embryo and fetus before birth occurs here 4. vagina or birth canal -- entry point for sperm from the male and exit tube for the baby when it is born Endocrine Interactions ...

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Embryo Transfer Process

useful today in cattle, because now it is economically feasible and it allows the producer a greater number of offspring from one cow with desirable traits. The process starts normally by artificially inseminating the cow. Exactly seven days later, the uterus is flushed, and the embryos and ova. Next, the embryos will be isolated. The embryos are then inserted into the recipient cow. Artificially inseminating the cow is the preferred way to fertilize the eggs in the donor cow. The cow should be inseminated...

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Fibroids

Caucasian women. It is currently believed that obesity has a lot to do with fibroid development. Because fat cells make estrogen, women who are obese are more prone to estrogen-dependent conditions, which include fibroids. Usually a fibroid in the uterus where it is the most common form of uterine mass. A fibroid can also develop on another structure that contains smooth muscles cells. It can even invade another organ when it grows too large to confine itself to its original location. A fibroid...

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Equine Reproductive System

breeding and also allows for the passage of the foal during parturition. The vagina is the point of sperm deposition for the stallion. The Cervix At the end of the vagina is the cervix. The cervix is the entrance to the uterus and provides a physical barrier that protects the uterus from foreign materials. The cervix is approximately 4 inches long and is a highly distensible muscle. The shape and characteristics of the cervix will change extensively as the body’s hormonal environment changes. During...

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Study Guide for Maternity Nursing

uterine tone Overdistention of the uterus (multiple gestation, polyhydramnios, macrosomia, fibroid tumors, distention with clots), bladder distention, grand multiparity, uterine trauma (forceps vacuum, c-section, cervical biopsy), bottle feeding, length of labor (precipitous or prolonged), Hx of PPH, medications (anesthesia, recent tocolysis, magnesium sulfate, induction greater than 15 hours), abruptio placenta, placenta previa, infection, inversion of uterus, placenta accrete - increta - percreta ...

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