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{adj: vaginal} of or relating to the vagina
"vaginal suppository"



{n: birth canal} a passage in the uterus and vagina through which a fetus passes during vaginal birth

{n: childbirth, childbearing, accouchement, vaginal birth} the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child

{n: diethylstilbesterol, DES, stilbesterol} synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy

{n: dildo} a vibrating device that substitutes for an erect penis to provide vaginal stimulation

{n: douche, douche bag} a small syringe with detachable nozzles; used for vaginal lavage and enemas

{n: genital torture} blunt or penetrating trauma or rape (vaginal or anal)

{n: introitus} entrance or opening to a hollow organ or tube (especially the vaginal opening)
"the introitus of the vagina"

{n: lithotomy position} a position lying on your back with knees bent and thighs apart; assumed for vaginal or rectal examination

{n: outercourse} sexual stimulation without vaginal penetration
"since pregnancy cannot happen if sperm are kept out of the vagina, outercourse is one method of birth control"

{n: pelvic inflammatory disease, PID} inflammation of the female pelvic organs (especially the Fallopian tubes) caused by infection by any of several microorganisms (chiefly gonococci and chlamydia); symptoms are abdominal pain and fever and foul-smelling vaginal discharge

{n: pelvimetry} measurement of the dimensions of the bony birth canal (to determine whether vaginal birth is possible)

{n: vaginal artery, arteria vaginalis} a branch of the internal iliac that provides blood for the vagina and the base of the bladder and the rectum

{n: vaginal discharge} discharge of secretions from the cervical glands of the vagina; normally clear or white

{n: vaginal smear} smear taken from the vaginal mucosa for cytological analysis


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