An individual with two X sex chromosomes. Females are also characterized by the presence of a vagina and vulva.
A short catheter (flexible tube) that can be inserted into a woman’s bladder through the urethra for the purpose of withdrawing urine.
The developments of female secondary sexual characteristics in the male (such as breast enlargement and fat deposits beneath the skin and loss of facial hair). The condition is due either to a hormonal disorder or to hormone therapy. (see also demasculinization intersex masculinization, sex determination, sexual characteristics secondary, testicular feminization syndrome).
A major blood vessel that supplies oxygenated blood to the leg. The femoral artery if formed in the pelvis from the iliac artery. Which is the terminal breach of the aorta? It then of the thigh, and passes behind the knee to become the popliteal artery, which branches again to supply the lower leg.
Femoral Epiphysis, Slipped
Displacement of the upper epiphysis (growing end) of the femur (thigh bone). Such displacement is rare, it usually affects children between the ages of 11 and 13 and occurs more often in boys and obese children. There is a tendency for the condition to run in families.
During normal growth, the epiphysis is separated from the shaft of the bone by a plate of cartilage. This area is relatively weak, so a fall or any other type of injury can cause the epiphysis to slip out of position. If this happens, a limp develops, and pain is felt in the knee or grain. The leg tends to turn outwards, and movements of the hip are restricted.
surgery is needed to fix the epiphysis into its correct position, the procedure is usually completely successful. In some cases, however, the other hip may also need to be stabilized. However, following the injury and repair, the hip tends to be more susceptible than normal to osteoarthritis.
A type of hernia that occurs in the groin area, at the point where the femoral artery and femoral vein pass from the lower abdomen to the thigh. Women who are overweight or who have had several pregnancies are at rish of femoral hernia because their abdominal muscles are weakened.