Artificial Insemination Glossary

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
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Glossary

Cervix - Neck like structure, opening towards the uterus.

Conception - The onset of pregnancy.

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

Embryo - Having to do with an early stage in the development of a plant or an animal. In vertebrate animals, this stage lasts from shortly after fertilization until all major body parts appear. In particular, in humans, this stage lasts from about 2 weeks after fertilization until the end of the seventh or eighth week of pregnancy.

Endometrium - This is the mucous membrane comprising the inner layer of the utrine wall.

Fallopian tubes - Structures between the ovaries and the uterus through which the egg travels to the uterus.

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

Gametes - Sperm or ovum (egg); the cells of reproduction.

In Vitro - Inside a test tube.

Infertility - The inability to produce children.

Intrauterine - Within the cavity of the uterus.

IVF (In vitro fertilization) - The process by which the egg is fertilized outside the body, then transferred into the woman's uterus.

Pregnancy - Growth of an embryo/fetus in the uterus.

Semen - Thick, whitish fluid containing sperms that is discharged through the penis during ejaculation.

Sperm - Male reproductive cells produced by the testes and transported in the semen; spermatozoa.

Urethra - The tube through which urine leaves the body. It empties urine from the bladder.

Vagina - The passage (birth canal) connecting the female external genitalia with the uterus.

Vasectomy - An operation to cut or tie off the two tubes that carry sperm out of the testicles.

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The article is really good. The artificial insemination is really helpful for those couple who doesn't have children. The method is simple and affordable. The couple can have siblings of their own gene. ================== Jack Wide Circles

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Adaption is the best way to have children not artificial insemination. That's immoral

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i was googling adaption to see what technique thaqt was as we are trying to get pregnant after several articles on evolution I realized you couldn't spell

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Children are born all the time through Artificial Insemination...so if God has a plan for all children then he has a plan for those too...some in which wouldnt be born without help from Artificial Insemination!

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