13 Early Pregnancy Symptoms (Week by Week) Am I Pregnant? Glossary of Terms

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Abdomen: The belly, that part of the body that contains all of the structures between the...

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Abdominal: Relating to the abdomen, the belly, that part of the body that contains all of ...

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Abdominal pain: Pain in the belly. Abdominal pain can be acute or chronic. It may reflect ...

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Abnormal: Outside the expected norm, or uncharacteristic of a particular patient.

Areola: 1. The small darkened area around the nipple of the breast. 2. The colored part of...

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Bladder: A hollow organ in the lower abdomen that stores urine. The kidneys filter waste f...

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Bridge: A set of one or more false teeth supported by a metal framework, used to replace ...

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Conception: 1. The union of the sperm and the ovum. Synonymous with fertilization.
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Cough: A rapid expulsion of air from the lungs, typically in order to clear the lung airwa...

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Ectopic: In the wrong place, out of place. For example, an ectopic kidney is a kidney that...

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Ectopic pregnancy: A pregnancy that is not in the uterus. The fertilized egg settles and g...

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Embryo: An organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation, from fertilization ...

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Fallopian tube: One of the two Fallopian tubes that transport the egg from the ovary to th...

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Family history: The family structure and relationships within the family, including inform...

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Fatigue: A condition characterized by a lessened capacity for work and reduced efficiency ...

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Fetus: An unborn offspring, from the embryo stage (the end of the eighth week after concep...

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HCG: Human chorionic gonadotropin.

Headache: A pain in the head with the pain being above the eyes or the ears, behind the he...

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Hormone: A chemical substance produced in the body that controls and regulates the activit...

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Implantation: The act of setting in firmly.

Melasma: Pigmentation of the cheeks of the face (malar area). When it occurs during pregna...

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Menstrual: Pertaining to menstruation (the menses), as in last menstrual period, menstrua...

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Morning sickness: Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.

Nausea: Stomach queasiness, the urge to vomit. Nausea can be brought on by many causes, in...

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Nose: The external midline projection from the face. The purpose of the nose is to warm, c...

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Onset: In medicine, the first appearance of the signs or symptoms of an illness as, for ex...

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Ovulation: The release of the ripe egg (ovum) from the ovary. The egg is released when the...

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Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Pigmentation: The coloring of the skin, hair, mucous membranes, and retina of the eye. Pig...

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Pound: A measure of weight that is equal to 16 ounces or, metrically, 453.6 grams. Abbrevi...

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Pregnancy: The state of carrying a developing embryo or fetus within the female body. Thi...

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Pregnancy symptoms: A symptom or sign of pregnancy. These symptoms and signs depend upon t...

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Pregnant: The state of carrying a developing fetus within the body.

Progesterone: A female hormone, the principal hormone that prepares the uterus to receive ...

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Rupture: A break or tear in any organ (such as the spleen) or soft tissue (such as the ach...

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Sensitivity: 1. In psychology, the quality of being sensitive. As, for example, sen...

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Sign of pregnancy: See entry to: Pregnancy symptom.

Sleep: The body's rest cycle.

Sneeze: 1. As a verb, to suddenly expel air through the nose and mouth by an involu...

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Stage: As regards cancer, the extent of a cancer, especially whether the disease has spre...

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Stomach: The digestive organ that is located in the upper abdomen, under the ribs. The upp...

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Stress: In a medical or biological context stress is a physical, mental, or emotional fact...

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Symptom: Any subjective evidence of disease. In contrast, a sign is objective. Blood comin...

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Tiredness: See: Tired.

Trimester: In obstetrics, one of the three divisions of three months each during pregnancy...

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Tubal pregnancy: A pregnancy that is not in the usual place within the uterus but is locat...

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Urine: Liquid waste produced by the kidneys. Urine is a clear, transparent fluid that norm...

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Uterus: A hollow, pear-shaped organ that is located in a woman's lower abdomen, between th...

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