Zona

2015-09-03T18:15:24+00:00September 3rd, 2015|

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

PESA

2015-09-02T21:01:52+00:00September 2nd, 2015|

(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.

MESA

2015-09-02T20:28:50+00:00September 2nd, 2015|

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

IVF

2015-08-31T21:49:57+00:00August 31st, 2015|

(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.

ICSI

2015-08-31T21:52:17+00:00August 31st, 2015|

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

Wash

2018-04-11T08:19:53+00:00August 27th, 2015|

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

Vitrification

2018-04-11T08:19:07+00:00August 27th, 2015|

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.

Uterus

2018-04-11T08:18:25+00:00August 27th, 2015|

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

Retrieval

2018-04-11T08:17:49+00:00August 27th, 2015|

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