Glossary Terms

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3 09, 2015

Zona

By | 2015-09-03T18:15:24+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on Zona

(Pellucida):  The thick membrane that surrounds the egg.

2 09, 2015

PESA

By | 2015-09-02T21:01:52+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Comments Off on PESA

(percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration): The process of retrieving sperm from the epididymis of the males by placing a small needle through the skin of the scrotum.

2 09, 2015

MESA

By | 2015-09-02T20:28:50+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Comments Off on MESA

(microscopic epididymal sperm aspiration): The process of retrieving sperm from the epididymis of the male through a small incision on the scrotum.

31 08, 2015

IVF

By | 2015-08-31T21:49:57+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Comments Off on IVF

(in vitro fertilization)  Process where the egg and sperm are fertilized outside the woman’s body. The embryo is later transferred into the woman’s uterus or fallopian tube.

31 08, 2015

ICSI

By | 2015-08-31T21:52:17+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Comments Off on ICSI

(intracytoplasmic sperm injection):  A micromanipulation technique where a single sperm is directly injected into the center of an egg.

27 08, 2015

Zona (Pellucida)

By | 2018-04-11T08:20:35+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Comments Off on Zona (Pellucida)

The thick membrane that surrounds the egg.

27 08, 2015

Wash

By | 2018-04-11T08:19:53+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Comments Off on Wash

Process of mixing a sperm sample with media and spinning the mixture. The process concentrates the sperm cells and enhances their mobility.

27 08, 2015

Vitrification

By | 2018-04-11T08:19:07+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Comments Off on Vitrification

A new form of cryopreservation. This technique requires a fast cooling rate to go from a liquid to a glass-like state minimizing the formation of ice crystals.

27 08, 2015

Uterus

By | 2018-04-11T08:18:25+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Comments Off on Uterus

A muscular, hollow, pear-shaped structure. An organ of the female for containing and nourishing the embryo and fetus.

27 08, 2015

Retrieval

By | 2018-04-11T08:17:49+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Comments Off on Retrieval

Ultrasound-guided oocyte aspiration while under anesthesia (removing fluid from the follicle pocket containing the microscopic eggs).

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