Female urethral opening: The external opening of the transport tube that leads from the bladder to discharge urine outside the body in a female. The urethra in a female is shorter than the urethra in the male. The meatus (opening) of the female urethra is below the clitoris and just above the opening of the vagina.
Femicide: The killing of women. For example, AIDS in Africa has been termed “mass femicide.” Femicide is in contrast to the literal meaning of homicide as the killing of men.
Femara: Brand name for letrozole, an oral antiestrogen. Femara inhibits the enzyme aromatase in the adrenal glands that produces the estrogens (estradiol and estrone) and thereby lowers their levels. It works by decreasing the amount of estrogen the body makes. This can slow or stop the growth of many types of breast cancer cells that […]
- Femoral artery
Femoral artery: The continuation of the external iliac artery after it passes under the inguinal ligament. The femoral arteries supply oxygenated blood from the heart to the lower extremities.
- Femoral head, avascular necrosis of the
Femoral head, avascular necrosis of the: See Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.
- Femoral vein
Femoral vein: The large vein in the groin that passes with the femoral artery under the inguinal ligament to enter the abdomen, at which point it becomes the external iliac vein. The femoral vein is a continuation of the popliteal vein, and it carries blood back to the heart from the lower extremities.