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Endometriosis - Glossary
Estrogen: Estrogen is a hormone produced by the ovaries.
Fallopian tube: A tube like structure that runs between the uterus and ovaries, where the sperm meets the egg. It helps in the transport of the fertilized egg to the womb.
Infertility: is defined as the failure to conceive after a year of regular intercourse without contraception.
Hormone: A chemical substance produced in the body.
Hysterectomy: A surgical procedure to remove the uterus.
Ibuprofen: A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)
Implant: When the tissue is firmly embedded.
Inflammation: is the reaction of the body to infection or injury which presents as redness, warmth, swelling and pain.
Laparoscopy: is a keyhole procedure, where a fiber optic tube with a small lens is introduced into the abdomen through small incisions.
Laparotomy: is a procedure where the abdominal cavity is visualised after making an incision over the abdominal wall.
Naproxen: A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)
Osteoporosis: is a condition where there is a reduction in the bone density which leads to fracture of bones.
Ovulation: The release of the ripe egg from the ovary.
Progesterone: A hormone that is released mainly by the corpus luteum in the ovary and by the placenta.
Prostaglandins: they are hormone like substances that bring about contraction and relaxation of smooth muscles, dilatation and constriction of blood vessels and modulation of inflammation.
Therapy: The treatment of disease.