cardinal movements Movements made by the fetus during the first and second stage
cervix The narrow, inferior outlet that protrudes into the vagina.
Chadwick's sign Violet tinge of the cervical and vaginal mucous membranes due to
the increased vascularity as a result of increased hormones.
chorion The outer fetal membrane that forms a large portion of the connective tissue
thickness of the placenta on its fetal side.
chorionic villi Fingerlike tissue projections
on the outer wall
of the fertilized
chromosomes Small, threadlike structures within each cell that contain genes which
carry genetic instructions.
conception Fertilization; the joining together of the female sex cell and the male sex
conjugate An important diameter of the pelvis, measured from the center of the
promontory of the sacrum to the back of the symphysis pubis.
corpus luteum The yellow mass found in the graafian follicle after the ovum has been
contraction stress test (CST) A test to evaluate the respiratory function in the
Cowper's glands Two tiny pea-sized glands that are situated on either side of the
membranous portion of the urethra inferior to the prostate.
dyspnea Difficult breathing.
edema Abnormal, excessive fluid within the body tissues.
embryo The early stage of development of the young of any organism when specific
identification is difficult.
endometrium The inner lining of the uterus.