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Encyclopedia > Vulval vestibule
Vulval vestibule
External genital organs of female. The labia minora have been drawn apart.
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Latin vestibulum vaginæ
Gray's subject #270 1264
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The Vulval vestibule (or "Vulvar vestibule") is a part of the vulva between the labia minora that the urethra and the vagina open into. Its edge is marked by the Hart's Line. Image File history File links Gray1171. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... In biology, an organ is a group of tissues which perform some function. ... Embryology is the branch of developmental biology that studies embryos and their development. ... Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... Elseviers logo Elsevier, the worlds largest publisher of medical and scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group. ... Labeled picture of external human female reproductive anatomy. ... Parts of a vulva The external genital organs of the female are collectively known as the vulva (also sometimes called the pudenda). ... Female anatomy In anatomy, the urethra is a tube which connects the urinary bladder to the outside of the body. ... The vagina, (from Latin, literally sheath or scabbard ) is the tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female placental mammals and marsupials, or to the cloaca in female birds, monotremes, and some reptiles. ... The Harts Line is the edge of the vulval vestibule. ...


The external urethral orifice (orificium urethræ externum; urinary meatus) is placed about 2.5 cm. behind the glans clitoridis and immediately in front of that of the vagina; it usually assumes the form of a short, sagittal cleft with slightly raised margins. The vagina, (from Latin, literally sheath or scabbard ) is the tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female placental mammals and marsupials, or to the cloaca in female birds, monotremes, and some reptiles. ...


The vaginal orifice is a median slit below and behind the opening of the urethra; its size varies inversely with that of the hymen. Illustration of the female sex organs with hymen The hymen (or maidenhead) is a ring of tissue around the vaginal orifice. ...


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This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


 
 

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