Last Updated on Jul 20, 2016

Glossary

Fallopian Tube: The tubes that conduct the egg from the ovary to the uterus. Blockages in these tubes account for most cases of female infertility. Surgical sterilization is usually performed by cutting, burning, or tying off these tubes


Hysterosalpingogram: Study of the female reproductive tract via X-rays and the injection of radio-opaque material to make the organs more visible to the operator


Vertebral column: The bony spinal column that protects the spinal cord

Laparoscopy: Examination of one or more organs in the pelvic region by means of a small-lighted television device known as a laparoscope

Ectopic Pregnancy: Pregnancies that occur outside the uterus. Ectopic pregnancies generally occur inside the Fallopian tube and are life-endangering to the mother

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