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Question 1: The cause may in fact be minor, but the possibility of ________ must be checked for and eliminated.
Fallopian tube cancerCervical cancerEndometrial cancerOvarian cancer

Question 2: Long term effects may include ________ and vaginal atrophy.
OsteopeniaOsteoporosisOsteochondritis dissecansOsteitis fibrosa cystica

Question 3: If depletion of ________ occurs at age 50, females should selectively counter this as it reduces their fecundity.
Immature ovumMeiosisOocyteFertilisation

Question 4: Premature ovarian failure is diagnosed or confirmed by measuring the levels of ________ (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH); the levels of these hormones will be abnormally high if menopause has occurred.
Follicle-stimulating hormoneGonadotropinHuman chorionic gonadotropinEstradiol

Question 5: Thus menopause is based on the natural or surgical cessation of hormone production by the ovaries, which are a part of the body's ________ of hormone production, in this case the hormones which make reproduction possible and can influence sexual behavior.
HypopituitarismEndocrinologyEndocrine systemThyroid

Question 6: In most cases, flashes can be treated to ease extreme discomfort, using prescription medications such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or ________ medications, as well as by using over-the-counter plant estrogens and herbal remedies.
Tricyclic antidepressantMirtazapineSerotonin reuptake inhibitorSelective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

Question 7: Menopause can be surgically induced by bilateral oophorectomy (removal of ovaries), which is often, but not always, done in conjunction with removal of the Fallopian tubes (salpingo-oophorectomy) and uterus (________).
SurgeryICD-9-CM Volume 3HysterectomySalpingectomy

Question 8: In adult human females who still have a uterus, and who are not pregnant or ________, postmenopause is identified by a permanent (at least one year's) absence of monthly periods or menstruation.
Menstrual cycleLactationPregnancyEstrous cycle

Question 9: Thinning of the membranes of the vulva, the ________, the cervix, and also the outer urinary tract, along with considerable shrinking and loss in elasticity of all of the outer and inner genital areas.
ClitorisPenisFemale ejaculationVagina

Question 10: Increased susceptibility to inflammation and infection, for example vaginal ________, and urinary tract infections
CoccidioidomycosisOral candidiasisAthlete's footCandidiasis

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