“Pudendum” is not the only suspicious term that circulates around a woman’s pelvis. Pull out a map to the area and you’ll face an array of unfamiliar landmarks such as the Alcock Canal, Douglas Pouch, Bartholin’s Gland, and Fallopian Tubes. These are all parts of the body named in honor of those who are believed to have “discovered” them. They are relics from an era when the female body was considered a Terra Incognita for the great medical spirit to explore, bet and insist.
However, such terms may be on the way out of medicine. Scientifically, anatomists are frowned upon naming parts after people for several reasons. These terms are useless and provide little information about what a particular body part actually does. They are confused: the names may vie for the same part (for example, the body of Arantius is also known as the nodule of Morgani), and some names decorate multiple parts (Gabrielefa). Roppio claims tubes, canals, muscles and valves, not to mention flowering buckwheat plants). Finally, they give the unfortunate and unpleasant impression that the drug (and the female pelvis) is still a geriatric club.
Such terms were officially banned from medicine in 1895. Informally, they are everywhere. Recent counts have found at least 700 in the human body, most of which are named after men. (One of the few women on the map of the body is Raissa Nitabuch, a 19th-century Russian pathologist. The name is given to a layer of mature placenta called the Nitabuch membrane.) They Memorable, recognizable, and at least — familiar to clinicians. This is a guide to some of the well-known ones in the female pelvis and you can call them instead.
Official name: Fallopian tubes
Gabriele Falloppio (1523-1562), a Catholic priest and anatomist, said these elongated trumpet-shaped structures connect the uterus to the ovaries. At that time, scientists were still uncertain whether the woman laid an egg or “female sperm.”
Official name: Follicle
The Dutch doctor Regnier de Graaf (1641-1673) was the first to observe mammalian eggs. What he actually saw was a hump-like ridge of the ovary, now known as a hair follicle, containing eggs, fluids, and other cells.
Official name: Great vestibular gland
Danish anatomist Caspar Bartholin the Younger (1655-1738) described a pair of glands on either side of the vaginal opening that connect to two pea-sized sac that make the lubricating fluid.
Official name: Douglas pouch
Scottish obstetrician and Queen Caroline’s doctor, James Douglas (1655-1738), has the suspicious honor of naming the cul-de-sac of meat that hangs from behind the womb to the rectum.
Official name: Paraurethral gland
“I don’t know anything about their physiology,” declared Scottish American obstetrician and gynecologist Alexander JC Skane (1837-1900) when he described a pair of glands adjacent to a woman’s urethra. Did. The glands secrete a milky white fluid that smoothes the area and may help prevent urinary tract infections.
G-spot, Also Gray Fenberg Spot
Official name: Internal clitoris (probably)
In 1950, German obstetrician and gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg (1881-1957) described a particularly sensitive area in the middle (abdominal side) of the vagina as “a major erotic zone, more important than the clitoris.” I considered it. Many scientists now believe that he simply explains the roots of the clitoris. In the clitoris, erectile tissue connects around the urethra.
Official name: Pelvic floor muscle
The bowl-shaped muscle trampoline that lines the pelvis and supports the bladder, rectum, and uterus is named after Arnold Kegel (1894-1972), an American gynecologist who recommended exercising after childbirth. .. These muscles are also essential for urination, orgasm, and flatulence retention.