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frozen

/fro·zen/ (fro´zen)
1. turned into, covered by, or surrounded by ice.
2. very cold.
3. stiff or immobile, or rendered immobile.

frozen

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A term used in the context of a clinical trial for the status of a database, file or element that is presumed to be in its final state, pending "lock", and at the point at which further editing is prevented without "unfreezing".
Freezing and unfreezing are usually formalised in audit trails and differ from "locking" and "unlocking" only in the level of permission required to unlock or unfreeze.

frozen

said of material kept at less than 0°C. Biological materials are frozen solid because of their high water content.

frozen embryo
see embryo transfer.
frozen meat
meat preserved at low temperatures in a freezer.
frozen section
a specimen of tissue that has been quick-frozen, cut by microtome, and stained immediately for rapid diagnosis of possible malignant lesions. A specimen processed in this manner is not satisfactory for detailed study of the cells, but it is valuable because it is quick and gives the surgeon immediate information regarding the malignancy of a piece of tissue.
frozen semen
see semen.
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It's only a 50% increased risk for large for gestational age with frozen embryo transfer.
10) Although decision-making authority over the disposition of the preembryo "shall reside jointly with the couple," (11) in the event there is no written agreement, this decision is ultimately passed down for the court to determine when the couple disagrees on how to dispose of their frozen embryos.
Specifically, supplies of frozen surplus embryos may not be sufficient to meet the demands of stem cell research, and fresh embryos or recently frozen embryos may be more likely to yield stem cells than those frozen several years ago.
For frozen embryos from non-donor eggs, the percentage that results in live births ranges from 17 percent in mothers 41-42 to 29 percent among mothers under 35.
Zara was born nine weeks early due to pregnancy complications - - which were unrelated to her status as a former frozen embryo - - in July 2002.
Our property law is not equipped to confront the challenges posed by frozen embryos, clones, hES cells, and other scientific marvels.
The world's largest consumer of in vitro procedures, the United States, has about as many frozen embryos in storage as all nine other nations that use the procedures combined.
According to research, frozen embryos have increased implantation and live birth rates, are less likely to be born pre-term and have a lower risk of miscarriage than fresh embryo transfers
The rate of LGA infants was 17% in the frozen embryo group - significantly higher than the 10% rate in the fresh embryo group and 11% rate in the natural conception group.
IVF babies grown from frozen embryos are more likely to be oversized, research has shown.
But earlier this year they decided to try for a baby again with the frozen embryo and on November 18 the couple, who live in Willenhall, became proud parents to 7lb 10oz Ryleigh.
A SPANISH woman has made medical history by giving birth to a healthy baby from a 13-year-old frozen embryo.