Vagina

Definición

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

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.

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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.

Revision

Last reviewed 8/12/2011 by 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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