C-Section Vocabulary Worksheet

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Caesarian section umbilical cord antiseptic solution
inpatient tourniquet local anesthetic
incision vein Antimicrobial
abdomen sterilize Scalpel
uterus angiocatheter Retractor
placenta spinal anesthesia Forceps


_______________________ 1. A temporary organ that joins the mother and fetus, it transfers oxygen and nutrients to and permits the release of carbon dioxide and waste products from the fetus
_______________________ 2. A small straight thin-bladed knife used especially in surgery
_______________________ 3. A hospital patient who receives lodging and food as well as treatment
_______________________ 4. An instrument for grasping or holding objects especially in delicate tasks
_______________________ 5. The cord that connects the developing fetus with the placenta while the fetus is in the uterus
_______________________ 6. The surgical incision of the walls of the abdomen and uterus for delivery of offspring
_______________________ 7. An anesthetic that causes loss of feeling in a limited part of the body
_______________________ 8. A device to check bleeding or blood flow
_______________________ 9. A cut through skin or other tissue performed by a health care professional
_______________________ 10. One of the blood vessels that carry blood from the capillaries back to the heart
_______________________ 11. Any of various surgical instruments for holding tissues away from the field of operation
_______________________ 12. The part of the body between the chest and the hips that contains the chief digestive organs; also called the abdominal cavity
_______________________ 13. Anesthesia produced by injection of an anesthetic into the subarachnoid space of the spine
_______________________ 14. A hollow, pear-shaped organ that is located in a woman’s lower abdomen and is used for containing and nourishing the fetus during development and until birth
_______________________ 15. Destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms and especially disease causing microorganisms
_______________________ 16. To free of microscopic living things and especially germs
_______________________ 17. A solution which prevents the growth of germs and other microorganisms that cause disease or decay
_______________________ 18. A hollow tube that allows for injection of contrast dye for imaging cardiac areas

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