OBGYN Glossary

The following are a list of terms that may be used during the course of your OB/GYN care.

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Tamoxifen
Tamoxifen blocks the effects of estrogen during hormone therapy. It is an anticancer drug.

Tissue
Tissues are cell groups or layers that work together to perform specific functions.

Tocolysis
This is the process used to inhibit uterine contractions, often used during premature labor.

Tocolytic Agents (Tocolytics)
Tocolytic agents are drugs that are used to inhibit uterine contractions, often used during premature labor.

Total Hysterectomy
This type of hysterectomy (procedure to remove the uterus) involves the removal of the entire uterus along with the cervix, while leaving the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

Total Hysterectomy With Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy
This type of hysterectomy (procedure to remove the uterus) involves the removal of the entire uterus and cervix, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.

Transvaginal Ultrasound
This is a specific type of ultrasound test in which a transducer is placed directly into the vagina.

Trichomoniasis
Usually caused by the transfer of a single-celled organism during sexual contact, this is a very common type of vaginitis (vaginal infection).

Trimester
Refers to one of the three three-month periods of pregnancy.

Triple Screen
This blood test is performed on a pregnant woman in order to determine whether or not the baby has open neural tube defects such as spina bifida or if there are any chromosomal abnormalities.

Tubal Sterilization
This is the process of making a fertile woman sterile by closing her fallopian tubes. Tying, banding, clipping, or scaling with electric current closes the tubes. Sometimes this is referred to as tubal ligation.

Tumor
Tumors, abnormal tissue masses resulting from excessive, uncontrolled cell division, can be benign or malignant (cancerous).

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