The female organ for the discharge of menstrual flow, for copulation, and the passageway through which the fetus is delivered. It is a muscular canal lined with mucous membranes that extends from the outside of the body (between the vulva and anus) to the cervix of the uterus. Inflammation of the vagina is known as vaginitis.

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Last revised: December 2, 2012
by Arthur A. Poghosian, M.D.

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