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MoonDragon's Midwives Vocabulary
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY - O



Object Permanence

A key part of cognitive development when a baby understands that an object still exists even though it is not necessarily in sight.

Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OB/GYN)

Physician who specializes in women's reproductive health issues, both medically and surgically.

Oligospermia

A fertility problem referring to low sperm count.

Orchioectomy

Surgical procedure where a boy's testes are removed due to failure to descend.

Orchiopexy

An operation to bring down both undescended testes.

Orchitis

Inflammation of the testes in association with an infection such as mumps.

Orthopedic Disabilities

A physical condition which affects mobility and development of motor skills.

Otitis Media
(Ear Infection)

An infection that fills the inner ear with fluid. Usually a secondary infection following a cold.

Otolaryngologist
(Otorhinolaryngologist, Ear-Nose-Throat Doctor, or ENT)

Physician who specializes in ear, nose, and throat conditions, including surgery.

Ovaries

A pair of gonads that produce key female hormones and eggs and are found on either side of the uterus.

Ovulation

When a mature egg is released from the ovaries into the Fallopian tubes - the time when a woman is most likely to conceive.



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