May. 21st, 2009

mellicious: pink manicure (Dr Who - 11)
atresia
congenital absence or closure of a normal body opening


I just took the test on the female reproductive system, which included pregnancy and birth, and along the way included stuff like genetic disorders, which was depressing. (I have said before that what I would really like to have is a medical dictionary which wasn't illustrated. Diagrams are alright, but some of the photographs are highly disturbing, so much so that I will refrain from even telling you about them.) Luckily for my chance of sleeping well later, the book was short on specific examples of atresia - I don't think I want to know. Anyway, I made another 96 but this chapter wasn't really as easy as I thought it would be - maybe partly because I am a nulligravida, a woman who has never been pregnant, so I've never had that kind of crash-course on the terminology of pregnancy. I started to use "eclampsia" as my word because I didn't actually know what it was exactly before last week - but I figured some of you guysgirls have actually been pregnant or just were paying attention in health class and would know that one. (Actually my health class didn't cover it, but anyway, you get the point.)

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