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vulva

 [vul´vah]
the external genital organs in the female. Two pairs of skin folds protect the vaginal opening, one on each side. The larger outer folds are the labia majora and the more delicate inner folds are the labia minora. In a virgin, a thin membrane called the hymen usually partially covers the opening of the vagina; it is normally well perforated and permits the menstrual flow, and when it is not a minor surgical procedure may be necessary. The upper or forward ends of the labia minora join around the clitoris, a small projection that is composed of erectile tissue like the male penis and has erotic functions. The opening of the urethra, which empties urine from the bladder, lies between the clitoris and the vagina. See also female reproductive organs. adj., adj vul´val, vul´var.

vul·va

, pl.

vul·'vae

(vŭl'vă), [TA]
[NA] The external genitalia of the female, composed of the mons pubis, the labia majora and minora, the clitoris, the vestibule of the vagina and its glands, and the opening of the urethra and of the vagina.
Synonym(s): cunnus, trema (2)
[L. a wrapper or covering, seed covering, womb, fr. volvo, to roll]

vulva

/vul·va/ (vul´vah) [L.] the external genital organs of the female, including the mons pubis, labia majora and minora, clitoris, and vestibule of the vagina.vul´valvul´var
fused vulva  synechia vulvae.

vulva

(vŭl′və)
n. pl. vul·vas also vul·vae (-vē)
The external genitals of the female, including the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, and vestibule of the vagina.

vul′val, vul′var (-vər, -vär′)(-vāt′, -vĭt), vul′vate′ (-vāt′, -vĭt) adj.
vul′vi·form′ (-və-fôrm′) adj.

vulva

See pudendum.

vulva

The outer surface of the female genitalia, which develops embryologically  from the genital tubercle and urogenital folds. Its vascularity is supplied by the internal pudendal artery and the internal pudendal veins, and it is innervated by the pudendal nerve.

Structures
Labia majora and minora, mons pubis, clitoris, bulb of vestibule, vulval vestibule, greater and lesser vestibular glands, and the opening of the vagina.

menopause

Change of life, climacteric, 'time of life'  Gynecology The cessation of menstrual activity due to failure to form ovarian follicles, which normally occurs age 45–50 Clinical Menstrual irregularity, vasomotor instability, 'hot flashes', irritability or psychosis, ↑ weight, painful breasts, dyspareunia, ↑/↓ libido, atrophy of urogenital epithelium and skin, ASHD, MI, strokes and osteoporosis–which can be lessened by HRT. See Estrogen replacement therapy, Hot flashes, Male menopause, Premature ovarian failure, Premature menopause. Cf Menarche.
Menopause–”…what a drag it is getting old.” Jagger, Richards
Bladder Cystourethritis, frequency/urgency, stress incontinence
Breasts ↓ Size, softer consistency, sagging
Cardiovascular Angina, ASHD, CAD
Endocrine Hot flashes
Mucocutaneous Atrophy, dryness, pruritus, facial hirsutism, dry mouth
Neurologic Psychological, sleep disturbances
Pelvic floor Uterovaginal prolapse
Skeleton  Osteoporosis, fractures, low back pain
Vagina Bloody discharge, dyspareunia, vaginitis
Vocal cords Deepened voice
Vulva  Atrophy, dystrophy, pruritus

vul·va

, pl. vulvae (vŭl'vă, -vē) [TA]
The external genitalia of the female, composed of the mons pubis, the labia majora and minora, the clitoris, the vestibule of the vagina and its glands, and the opening of the urethra and of the vagina.
[L. a wrapper or covering, seed covering, womb, fr. volvo, to roll]

vulva

(vul'va) (vul've?, 'vi?) plural.vulvae [L. vulva, covering]
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VULVA: Inferior view of the perineum
That portion of the female external genitalia lying posterior to the mons veneris, consisting of the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vestibule of the vagina, vaginal opening, Bartholin's glands. See: illustrationvulvalvulvar (vul'val) (vul'var), adjective

vulva connivens

Vulvar agglutination.

vulva hians

Vulva in which the labia majora are gaping.

vulva

The female external genitalia, comprising the mons pubis, the two pairs of LABIA, the area between the labia minora, and the entrance to the VAGINA.

vulva

the external genitalia of the female mammal, surrounding the external opening of the VAGINA, and consisting of mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, CLITORIS, vestibule and vestibular glands.

Vulva

Pendum; the external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, glands, and the vaginal opening.

vulva

the external genital organs in the female.
In primates two pairs of skin folds protect the vaginal opening, one on each side. The larger outer folds are the labia majora, and the more delicate inner folds are the labia minora. In carnivora and ungulates only one pair of labia is present. There is no hymen in the human sense in most domestic animal species but young fillies may have a thin membrane partially covering the opening of the vagina. Maiden bitches may also have a constriction of the vagina which interferes with intromission. A state of imperforate hymen in heifers and unmated bitches may cause accumulation of uterine exudates.
The clitoris, a small projection that is composed of erectile tissue like the male penis, is concealed deep in the vestibule of domestic animals. The opening of the urethra lies between the clitoris and the vagina and marks off the deepest portion of the vestibule. See also female reproductive organs.

rosebud vulva
small, infantile vulva in an adult. Most common in sows. Usually accompanies infantile uterine horns and nonfunctional ovaries.
skyhooked vulva
tipped vulva (below).
tipped vulva
the dorsal commissure is almost as low as the ventral commissure because the whole vulva is tipped forward at the top. Difficulty may be encountered by the boar attempting to mate a sow with this defect.
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Cytologic testing is complicated by the keratinization of the vulva, making this an unreliable diagnostic assessment.
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A physical examination of the vulva reveals generalized, poorly demarcated redness, edema, and superficial erosions (FIGURE 2).
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Wong explained that the user will draw a series of gestures on the mascot using the touchscreen, sort of mimicking the movements used on a real vulva.
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