Vagina

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Definición

Es la parte del cuerpo femenino que conecta la matriz (útero) y el cuello uterino a la parte externa del cuerpo.

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Información

Es un conducto o tubo muscular revestido de membranas mucosas y su abertura se encuentra entre la uretra (por donde la orina sale del cuerpo) y el ano.

La vagina permite el flujo de la sangre menstrual y la relación sexual y es la vía a través de la cual un bebé nace. Su inflamación se conoce como vaginitis.

Referencias

Katz VL. Reproductive anatomy: Gross and microscopic, clinical correlations. In: Katz VL, Lentz GM, Lobo RA, Gershenson DM, eds. Comprehensive Gynecology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2007:chap 3.

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  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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