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Glossary of Chpt 4 Body Openings

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aperature

hint: o o
opening orifice
canal (alimentary)

hint:
what the hell is the alimentary canal?
mucous membrane digestive tube from mouth to anus
canal (vaginal)

hint:
from where to where?
canal in women from vulva to cervix uteri that receives the penis in copulation
cavity

hint:
what police might search
a hollow place or space or a potential space, withing the body or one of its organ
constriction
making something narrow

to close an opening
dilation

dilatation
stretch beyond normal dimensions

widening of something
foramen
a natural opening passage

esp. in a bone
hiatus
a gap, cleft, or opening

Tabers says an opening, a foramen, an aperture
introitus

hint:
enter cum in, exactly where?
opening or entrance to a canal or cavity like the vagina
lumen

hint:
this is a place not a mouth of something
opening within a hollow tube or organ
meatus

hint:
think dirty
urinary passage or opening
orifice

hint:
9 in a body
any orifice

Ex: anal orifice
os

hint:
think of meatus
mouth opening

os uteri

mouth of uterus or cervix
patent

hint:
the tube is patent
adj. meaning open not plugged
perforation
a hole in something
stoma

hint:
man made
artifical opening

Ex:
colostomy ileostomy tracheostomy
ventricle
small cavity or chamber

Ex:
in the brain or heart

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