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  Females



Females

   Human adult females as cultural, psychological, sociological, political, and economic entities.

RELATED TERMS
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Adult
A person having attained full growth or maturity. Adults are of 19 through 44 years of age.

Females
Human adult females as cultural, psychological, sociological, political, and economic entities.

Psychological
Pertaining to mental life as manifested through language and behavior.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Female
The traditional definition of female was "an individual of the sex that bears young" or "that produces ova or eggs". However, things are not so simple today. Female can be defined by physical appearance, by chromosome constitution (see Female chromosome complement), or by gender identification. Female chromosome complement: The large majority of females have a 46, XX chromosome complement (46 chromosomes including two X chromosomes). A minority of females have other chromosome constitutions such as 45,X (45 chromosomes including only one X chromosome) and 47,XXX (47 chromosomes including three X chromosomes).

Female Adolescent
The period of life beginning with the appearance of secondary sex characteristics and terminating with the cessation of somatic growth. The years usually referred to as adolescence lie between 13 and 18 years of age.

Female Adolescents
The period of life beginning with the appearance of secondary sex characteristics and terminating with the cessation of somatic growth. The years usually referred to as adolescence lie between 13 and 18 years of age.

Female Circumcision
A general term encompassing three types of excision of the external female genitalia - Sunna, clitoridectomy, and infibulation. It is associated with severe health risks and has been declared illegal in many places, but continues to be widely practiced in a number of countries, particularly in Africa.

Female Circumcisions
A general term encompassing three types of excision of the external female genitalia - Sunna, clitoridectomy, and infibulation. It is associated with severe health risks and has been declared illegal in many places, but continues to be widely practiced in a number of countries, particularly in Africa.

Female condom
It consists of a lubricated polyurethane sheath shaped similarly to the male condom. The closed end, which has a flexible ring, is inserted into the vagina, while the open end remains outside, partially covering the labia. The female condom, like the male condom, is available without a prescription and, like the male condom, is intended for one-time use. A female condom should not be used together with a male condom because they may not both stay in place.

Female Condom
A soft, loose-fitting polyurethane sheath, closed at one end, with flexible rings at both ends. The device is inserted into the vagina by compressing the inner ring and pushing it in. Properly positioned, the ring at the closed end covers the cervix, and the sheath lines the walls of the vagina. The outer ring remains outside the vagina, covering the labia. (Med Lett Drugs Ther 1993 Dec 24;35(12):123)

Female Condoms
A soft, loose-fitting polyurethane sheath, closed at one end, with flexible rings at both ends. The device is inserted into the vagina by compressing the inner ring and pushing it in. Properly positioned, the ring at the closed end covers the cervix, and the sheath lines the walls of the vagina. The outer ring remains outside the vagina, covering the labia. (Med Lett Drugs Ther 1993 Dec 24;35(12):123)

Female Contraception
Use of agents, devices, methods, or procedures which diminish the likelihood of or prevent conception.

Female Contraceptive Agents
Chemical substances or agents with contraceptive activity in females. Use for female contraceptive agents in general or for which there is no specific heading.

Female Contraceptive Device
Contraceptive devices used by females.

Female Contraceptive Devices
Contraceptive devices used by females.

Female Contraceptives
Chemical substances or agents with contraceptive activity in females. Use for female contraceptive agents in general or for which there is no specific heading.

Female external genitalia
The external genital organs of the female, comprising the pudendum, clitoris, and female urethra.

Female Fertility Agents
Compounds which increase the capacity to conceive in females.

Female Fertility Agents, Synthetic
Compounds which increase the capacity to conceive in females.

Female Genital Tuberculoses
Tuberculosis of the genitalia in women.

Female Genital Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis of the genitalia in women.

Female genitalia
The genital organs of the female. These are usually separated by convention into the external and internal genitalia.

Female gonad
The female gonad, the ovary or "egg sac", is one of a pair of reproductive glands in women. They are located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond. The ovaries have two functions: they produce eggs (ova) and female hormones.

Female Homosexuality
Sexual attraction or relationship between females.

Female Infertility
Diminished or absent ability of a female to achieve conception.

Female Infertility Agents
Compounds which increase the capacity to conceive in females.

Female Infertility Drugs
Compounds which increase the capacity to conceive in females.

Female Inhibin
Glycoproteins that inhibit pituitary FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE secretion. Inhibins are secreted by the Sertoli cells of the testes, the granulosa cells of the ovarian follicles, the placenta, and other tissues. Inhibins and ACTIVINS are modulators of FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE secretions; both groups belong to the TGF-beta superfamily, as the TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR BETA. Inhibins consist of a disulfide-linked heterodimer with a unique alpha linked to either a beta A or a beta B subunit to form inhibin A or inhibin B, respectively

Female Inhibins
Glycoproteins that inhibit pituitary FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE secretion. Inhibins are secreted by the Sertoli cells of the testes, the granulosa cells of the ovarian follicles, the placenta, and other tissues. Inhibins and ACTIVINS are modulators of FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE secretions; both groups belong to the TGF-beta superfamily, as the TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR BETA. Inhibins consist of a disulfide-linked heterodimer with a unique alpha linked to either a beta A or a beta B subunit to form inhibin A or inhibin B, respectively

Female internal genitalia
The internal genital structures of the female, comprising the ovaries, the Fallopian tubes, the uterus (womb), the cervix, and the vagina. These are, collectively, the female organs of reproduction.

Female organs of reproduction
The internal genital structures of the female include the ovaries, the Fallopian tubes, the uterus (womb) and the vagina.

Female orgasmic dysfunction
Failure of a female to achieve an orgasm (climax) during sexual intercourse. This disorder can originate in psychological or emotional problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, worry, guilt, fear of painful intercourse and fear of pregnancy. It can also develop from the undesirability of a partner, the undesirability of a setting, and the use of alcohol or drugs.

Female pelvis
The lower part of the abdomen located between the hip bones in the female. There are significant differences in the anatomy of the pelvis in the female and male.

Female Sterility
Diminished or absent ability of a female to achieve conception.

Female Sterilization
Procedures for the purpose of rendering individuals incapable of reproduction.

Female Sterilization, Voluntary
Procedures for the purpose of rendering individuals incapable of reproduction.

Female Sterilizations
Procedures for the purpose of rendering individuals incapable of reproduction.

Female Sterilizations, Voluntary
Procedures for the purpose of rendering individuals incapable of reproduction.

Female urethral meatus
The urethra is the transport tube leading from the bladder to discharge urine outside the body. In females the urethra is shorter than in the male. The meatus (opening) of the female urethra is above the vaginal opening.

Female urethral opening
The urethra is the transport tube leading from the bladder to discharge urine outside the body. In females the urethra is shorter than in the male and opens above the vaginal opening.

Femara
Medication used in the treatment of advanced or metastatic breast cancer.



PREVIOUS AND NEXT TERMS
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Female Adolescents
The period of life beginning with the appearance of secondary sex characteristics and terminating with the cessation of somatic growth. The years usually referred to as adolescence lie between 13 and 18 years of age.

Female Genital Tuberculoses
Tuberculosis of the genitalia in women.

Female Contraceptives
Chemical substances or agents with contraceptive activity in females. Use for female contraceptive agents in general or for which there is no specific heading.

Felypressin
Synthetic analog of LYPRESSIN with more vasoconstrictor than antidiuretic action. It is used as a hemostatic.

Feltys Syndrome
A combination of rheumatoid arthritis, splenomegaly, leukopenia, pigmented spots on lower extremities, and other evidence of hypersplenism (anemia and thrombocytopenia). (From Dorland, 27th ed)

Females

Female Sterilizations, Voluntary
Procedures for the purpose of rendering individuals incapable of reproduction.

Female Sterility
Diminished or absent ability of a female to achieve conception.

Female Inhibins
Glycoproteins that inhibit pituitary FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE secretion. Inhibins are secreted by the Sertoli cells of the testes, the granulosa cells of the ovarian follicles, the placenta, and other tissues. Inhibins and ACTIVINS are modulators of FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE secretions; both groups belong to the TGF-beta superfamily, as the TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR BETA. Inhibins consist of a disulfide-linked heterodimer with a unique alpha linked to either a beta A or a beta B subunit to form inhibin A or inhibin B, respectively

Female Homosexuality
Sexual attraction or relationship between females.

Femoral Nerve Disease
Disease involving the femoral nerve. The femoral nerve may be injured by ISCHEMIA (e.g., in association with DIABETIC NEUROPATHIES), nerve compression, trauma, COLLAGEN DISEASES, and other disease processes. Clinical features include MUSCLE WEAKNESS or PARALYSIS of hip flexion and knee extension, ATROPHY of the quadriceps muscles, reduced or absent patellar reflex, and impaired sensation over the anterior and medial thigh.

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