Pregnancy Terms Glossary
> Glossary > Glossary W
B C D
E F G
H I J
K L M
N O P
Q R S
T U V
W X Y
Usually refers to combined spinal-epidural anesthesia. A method of pain relief in which anesthesia is injected into spinal fluid around the spinal cord
as well as the space around the spinal cord (epidural space).
Because the dose of the anesthesia used is much smaller than that used during a regular epidural the muscle
strength in the legs is less likely to be affected.
A gelatin-like substance (mucoid tissue) that surrounds and
protects the blood vessels of the umbilical cord. Wharton's jelly is
named after Thomas Wharton (1614-1673) the physician and
anatomist who first described it.
Womb ( uterus )
The pear shaped reproductive organ in a woman's pelvis.
Copyright © 2007-2009 by Focus Information
All rights reserved.