GlossaryUltrasound: A diagnostic imaging technique which uses high-frequency sound waves and a computer to create images of blood vessels, tissues, and organs. Ultrasounds are used to view internal organs as they function, and to assess blood flow through various vessels.
Pregnancy: Growth of an embryo/fetus in the uterus.
Fetus: Term for an unborn baby from the end of the 8th week after conception until birth.
Sonogram: The image produced by ultrasound.
Prenatal: Before birth; also called antenatal.
Tumors: A pathological tissue growth, characterized by uncontrolled multiplication of cells.
Dysplasia: Cells that look abnormal under a microscope but are not cancer.
Placenta: It is part of the fetus and supplies oxygen and nutrients to the growing baby.
Umbilical cord: Umbillical cord is a flexible pipe like structure containing blood vessels that connect fetus to the uterus
Amniocentesis: A procedure in which a small amount of amniotic fluid is removed and analyzed to detect various genetic characteristics or lung maturity of the unborn baby.
Chemotherapy: Treatment with anticancer drugs.
Arthritis: A disease marked by inflammation and pain in the joints
Cystoscopy: This is a test conducted to test the bladder and ureteric orifices.
Endometriosis: A benign condition in which tissue that looks like endometrial tissue grows in abnormal places in the abdomen.
Appendix: Vestigial tubular pouch of cecum.