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  Obstetrics



Obstetrics

    The branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period following delivery.



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Obstetrician
A physician specializing in women's reproductive health, an OB-GYNtypically has three years of post-medical school training.

Obstruction
A blockage in the GI tract that prevents the flow of liquids or solids.



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Osmolagnia
Sexuoerotic stimulation from odors.

Ovariectomy
Surgical removal of the ovaries; female castration.

Oral cholecystogram
An x-ray of the gallbladder and bile ducts. The patient takes pills containing a special dye to make the organs show up in the x-ray. Also called oral cholecystography.

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Obstruction
A blockage in the GI tract that prevents the flow of liquids or solids.

Occluded artery
An artery that is narrowed by plaque that impedes blood flow.

Occult bleeding
Blood in stool that is not visible to the naked eye. May be a sign of disease such as diverticulosis or colorectal cancer.

Ocular diseases
Diseases of or relating to the eye.

Oncogenes
Genes that promote normal cell division.

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