Anatomy & Physiology Reproductive #6

Question

Which female reproductive structure is the lowest portion of the uterus?

Answers

  1. Fundus
    • Rationale:

      A fundus is the part of any hollow organ (e.g., uterus) that is farthest from the opening.

  2. Cervix
    • Rationale:

      The cervix is the lowest portion of the uterus.

  3. Corpus
    • Rationale:

      The corpus is the body of the uterus.

  4. Vagina
    • Rationale:

      The vagina joins the external and female reproductive structures and organs.

Overview

The uterus is a pear-shaped, hollow organ of the female reproductive system. It is located in the lower abdomen, between the rectum and the bladder.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

The uterus, an internal female reproductive structure, has several different parts as follows:
Cervix
Corpus
External orifice.
The cervix is the lower portion of the uterus. The corpus is the body of the uterus while the external orifice is the opening to the vagina.

Test Taking Tip

Consider each part of the uterus to determine the correct answer choice for this question.

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