Sexual Assault Glossary of Terms

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Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension and fear, characterized by physical symptoms such as pa...

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Date rape: Rape of a woman by a man with whom she is acquainted. The rapist is usually the...

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Depression: An illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and that affects the way...

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Fiber: The parts of fruits and vegetables that cannot be digested. Fiber is of vital impor...

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Incest: Sexual activity between individuals so closely related that marriage is legally pr...

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Mouth: 1. The upper opening of the digestive tract, beginning with the lips and con...

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Numb: Numb, or numbness is a loss of the sensation of feeling in an area of the body. Numb...

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

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

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Rape: Forced sexual intercourse; sexual assault; sexual intercourse between an adult and a...

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Rectum: The last 6 to 8 inches of the large intestine. The rectum stores solid waste until...

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Saliva: a watery secretion in the mouth produced by the salivary glands that aids in the d...

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Semen: The fluid that is released through the penis during orgasm. Semen is made up of flu...

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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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Taste: A perception that results from stimulation of a gustatory nerve. Taste belongs to t...

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Vagina: The muscular canal that extends from the cervix to the outside of the body. It is ...

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