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conception

 [kon-sep´shun]
1. the onset of pregnancy, marked by implantation of the blastocyst; the formation of a viable zygote.

con·cep·tion

(kon-sep'shŭn),
1. Synonym(s): concept
2. Act of forming a general idea or notion.
3. Fertilization of oocyte by a sperm.
[L. conceptio; see concept]

conception

/con·cep·tion/ (kon-sep´shun)
1. an imprecise term denoting the formation of a viable zygote.concep´tive

conception

(kən-sĕp′shən)
n.
1.
a. Formation of a viable zygote by the union of the male sperm and female ovum; fertilization.
b. The entity formed by the union of the male sperm and female ovum; an embryo or zygote.
2.
a. The ability to form or understand mental concepts and abstractions: happiness beyond conception.
b. Something conceived in the mind or believed by a group of people; a concept, thought, or belief: the medieval conception of justice.
c. The beginning or formation of an idea or plan: She was involved in the project from its conception.

con·cep′tion·al adj.
con·cep′tive adj.
con·cep′tive·ly adv.

conception

[kənsep′shən]
Etymology: L, concipere, to take together
1 the beginning of pregnancy, usually taken to be the instant that a spermatozoon enters an ovum and forms a viable zygote.
2 the act or process of fertilization.
3 the act or process of creating an idea or notion.
4 the idea or notion created; a general impression resulting from the interpretation of a symbol or set of symbols.

conception

Fertilisation; the union of semen and ovum, usually during intercourse; impregnation.

conception

Reproduction biology The onset of pregnancy, marked by implantation of a blastocyst in the endometrium, and formation of a viable zygote

con·cep·tion

(kŏn-sep'shŭn)
1. Synonym(s): concept.
2. Act of forming a general idea or notion.
3. Act of conceiving, or becoming pregnant; fertilization of the oocyte by a sperm to form a zygote.
[L. conceptio; see concept]

conception

1. Penetration of an OVUM by a SPERMATOZOON, with the initiation of a new individual and the state of pregnancy. The formation of a ZYGOTE.
2. The individual zygote or embryo so formed.

Conception

The union of egg and sperm to form a fetus.

conception

the onset of pregnancy, marked by implantation of the blastocyst; the formation of a viable zygote. See also reproduction.

conception efficiency
see conception rate (below).
conception failure
when conception begins but fails soon afterwards. One of the most common causes of reproductive wastage in dairy cows.
conception prevention
prevention of the establishment of pregnancy by the use of teaser males in commercial herds or flocks, or progestagen implants in the control of female wild animals.
conception rate
percentage of matings that result in conception.
conception Vessel
in acupuncture one of the two major extra meridians, besides the 12 regular meridians.

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In contrast to more temperate climates, frequencies of oestrous cycles and conception rates were significantly higher during the winter months.
Continued investment and dedication over the last 10 years has paid real dividends but the England under 18 conception rate remains higher than other Western European countries.
In an intention-to-treat analysis, the conception rate and the ongoing pregnancy rate in the two arms of the trial were compared by means of Fisher's exact test for the difference in proportions.
Protocol Synchronized Conception rate ovulation rate (%) (%) year 1 (n=98) Ovsynch (n=49) 71.
In concordance with previous reports (4, 7), conception rate was lower in patients who had recurrence of adhesions.
It is much more meaningful to look at trends over time which is why the national teenage conception rates are compared to the 1998 baseline year.
n The teenage conception rate is considerably higher in deprived areas of the country compared with affluent areas.
Amy Barnes, manager of the Respect Yourself Campaign, which aims to reduce the under-18 conception rate across the county by encouraging young people to access local sexual health services, said: "It is hoped that this scheme in Nuneaton and Bedworth will empower young people to look after their health, delay sex until they're sure they're ready and use contraception to prevent STIs and unintended pregnancies by approaching them in a new innovative street style approach.
The conception rate in England and Wales in 2000 fell by 1.
The fall in teenage conception rates will come as welcome news to the Government, which has made the issue of teenage mothers a priority.
One of the things that is clear is that in 1996 the birth rate, the conception rate and the abortion rate went up.
Nationally, teenage pregnancies also continue to fall, with the conception rate among under-18s in England and Wales dropping by 12.

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