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Glossary of Chapter 8 Pathology

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carcinoma of the cervix
malignant cells within the cervix
cervicitis
inflammation of the cervix
endometrial cancer
malignant tumor of the uterine lining
endometriosis
endometrial tissue found in abnormal locations
fibroids
benign tumors of the uterus
ovarian cysts
collection of fluid within a sac in the ovary
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) salpingitis
inflammation of the pelvic region
fibrocystic disease
small sacs of fluid and tissue in the breast
abruptio placentae
premature separation of the implanted placenta
choriocarcinoma
malignant tumor of the pregnant uterus
ectopic pregnancy
implantation of the fertilized egg in a site other than the uterus
placenta previa
placental implantation over the cervical opening, or in the lower region of the uterine wall
preeclampsia
condition during or shortly after pregnancy, high blood pressure, proteinuria and edema.
toxemia
preeclampsia with seizures
eclampsia
toxemia, preeclampsia with seizures
Down syndrome
trisonomy 21
erythroblastosis fetalis
hemolytic disease in newborn caused by Rh factor incompatability
hyaline membrane disease
respiratory problem in premature infants, lack of protein in lung tissue
hydrocephalus
accumulation of fluid in the brain spaces
kernicterus
high levels of bilirubin in newborns
pyloric stenosis
narrowing of stomach opening in newborns, causes projectile vomiting
PAP smear
test to check for cervical or vaginal carcinoma
pregnancy test
urine of blood test to detect presence of HCG
hysterosalpingography
xray with contrast material injected into the uterus and fallopian tubes
pelvimetry
measurement of mothers pelvis

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