assisted reproductive technology


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technology

 [tek-nol´ah-je]
scientific knowledge; the sum of the study of a technique.
assisted reproductive technology (ART) any procedure that involves manipulation of eggs or sperm to establish pregnancy in treatment of infertility, such as in vitro fertilization, gamete intrafallopian transfer, tubal embryo transfer, and zygote intrafallopian transfer.

as·sist·ed re·pro·duc·tive tech·nol·o·gy

originally, a range of techniques for manipulating oocytes and sperm to overcome infertility; encompasses drug treatments to stimulate ovulation, surgical methods for removing oocytes (for example, laparoscopy and ultrasound-guided transvaginal aspiration) and for implanting embryos (for example, zygote intrafallopian transfer or ZIFT), in vitro and in vivo fertilization (for example, artificial insemination and gamete intrafallopian transfer or GIFT), ex utero and in utero fetal surgery, and laboratory regimes for freezing and screening sperm and embryos as well as micromanipulating and cloning embryos as well as See: eugenics.

assisted reproductive technology

n.
Any of various techniques for enhancing fertility, such as in vitro fertilization, in which both the egg and the sperm are manipulated.

assisted reproductive technology

the manipulation of egg and sperm in treating infertility. The processes include the administration of drugs to induce ovulation, fertilization, gamete intrafallopian transfer, zygote intrafallopian transfer, and cryopreservation of gametes. See also in vitro fertilization.

assisted reproductive technology

The range of technologies used in the treatment of infertility. These include in vitro fertilization, the use of frozen embryos, embryo screening, testicular sperm retrieval, sperm microinjection, chromosome screening, frozen ova and long-frozen sperms from dead donors.
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These countries were therefore estimated to perform 10%-20% of assisted reproductive technology procedures worldwide.
Columbia markets CRINONE([R]) 8% (progesterone gel) and PROCHIEVE([R]) 8% (progesterone gel) in the United States for progesterone supplementation as part of Assisted Reproductive Technology treatment for infertile women with progesterone deficiency, and PROCHIEVE 4% (progesterone gel) for the treatment of secondary amenorrhea.
To determine the nature and incidence of adverse events for assisted reproductive technology (ART) pregnancies, as well as the effect of increasing maternal age, the researchers analyzed the rates of preexisting maternal conditions, pregnancy complications, labor and delivery complications, and perinatal outcomes in pregnancies from 1,056 cycles of in vitro fertilization with intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
Both are FDA approved for progesterone supplementation or replacement as part of an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment for infertile women with progesterone deficiency and for the treatment of secondary amenorrhea, and are safe for use during pregnancy.
report their annual results, in uniform format, to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).
Columbia markets PROCHIEVE([R]) 8% (progesterone gel) for progesterone supplementation as part of an Assisted Reproductive Technology treatment for infertile women with progesterone deficiency and PROCHIEVE 4% (progesterone gel) for the treatment of secondary amenorrhea.
His primary interest is in the development of ovarian stimulation protocols to improve assisted reproductive technology implantation and success rates.
More than 40,000 children were born in the United States because of assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures conducted in 2001, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Owen Davis, president of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, an ASRM-affiliated society.
10 /PRNewswire/ -- RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, today applauded the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for publishing the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Surveillance - U.
While the findings may have generated publicity because of embryos' use as a source of stem cell lines, 88% of the embryos are being held to help patients have children, according to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Rand Corp.
medical director of Assisted Reproductive Technology and associate director of Clinical Operations, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

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