Assisted Reproductive Technologies - Glossary

Dr. Harpreet Arora
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Dec 10, 2018
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Glossary

Uterine fibroids: benign tumors of the Uterus that can occur in the lumen of the uterus or in the wall or project out on the surface.

Ejaculation: The release of semen through the penis during orgasm.

Seminogram: test to evaluate different semen parameters like quantity, quality, motility, sperm count and its vitality.

Hysteroscopy: Visualization of the cavity of the uterus using a lighted magnifying instrument.

Blastomere: one of the cells produced by cleavage of fertilized ovum.

Fertilization: Process of conception in which the sperm penetrates the egg (ovum).

Asthenospermia: reduced sperm motility.

Teratospermia: Sperm with abnormal morphology adversely affecting the fertility in males.

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