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insemination

 [in-sem″ĭ-na´shun]
the deposit of seminal fluid within the vagina or cervix.
artificial insemination that done by artificial means. There are two primary types: Artificial insemination by husband (AIH) involves depositing the husband's or sexual partner's sperm from a specimen, obtained during masturbation, into the vagina, cervical canal, or uterine cavity of the recipient. Donor insemination or Artificial insemination by donor (AID) involves the same techniques but the sperm is from a donor other than the husband or partner.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ar·ti·fi·cial in·sem·i·na·tion

introduction of semen into the vagina other than by coitus.
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artificial insemination

n.
Introduction of semen into the vagina or uterus without sexual contact.
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artificial insemination

The (non-sexual) instillation of sperm-bearing semen in the vagina, cervix or endocervical canal to fertilise an egg; ± 75,000 women/year (US) undergo AI.
 
Artificial insemination-related infections
Chlamydia trachomatis, CMV, herpes, gonorrhoea, HBV, HIV, Trichomonas vaginalis.
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artificial insemination

Reproductive medicine The instillation of sperm-bearing semen in the vagina, cervix, or endocervical canal to fertilize an egg; ± 75,000 ♀/yr–US undergo AI. See Assisted reproduction, Intracervical insemination, Intrauterine insemination, Intratubal insemination.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ar·ti·fi·cial in·sem·i·na·tion

(ahr'ti-fish'ăl in-sem'i-nā'shŭn)
The introduction of semen into the vagina other than by coitus.
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artificial insemination

A method of achieving pregnancy when normal sexual intercourse is impossible, or when the male partner is sterile. Fresh semen is taken up in a narrow syringe or pipette and injected high into the vagina or into the mouth of the womb. The success rate is high. An example of positive EUGENICS is artificial insemination with sperm from anonymous donors guaranteed to be of high mental or physical calibre. The frozen sperm of certain Nobel Prize winners is stored, for this purpose, by the Repository for Germinal Choice, founded in 1979. See AID, AIH.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

artificial insemination (AI)

the introduction of spermatozoa into the reproductive tract of a female animal without COPULATION in order to achieve fertilization. The method is used routinely in animal breeding to transfer genetic material over large distances and to achieve many fertilizations in different females from one ejaculation of semen. In the case of humans, AI is used sometimes in attempts to achieve fertilization where normal methods have failed.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Sarah Chapman, head of veterinary services at the zoo, said: "We have a natural all female family herd at Twycross and so Noorjahan was artificially inseminated. "This birth was another herd birth at Twycross Zoo with the mother having access to lots of space, with the rest of the herd close at hand for support.
Tian Tian had been keeping the zoo, and the public, guessing over her possible pregnancy since she was artificially inseminated on April 21.
Tian Tian ("Sweetie") was artificially inseminated in April after repeated attempts to make her mate with Yang Guang ("Sunshine").
The newborn cub, delivered at 8:05 p.m., weighs only about one 1,000th of its mother Yuan Yuan, who was artificially inseminated with sperm from Tuan Tuan, the male panda, in mid-March.
Captive animals don''t get to choose their mates, and they are sometimes artificially inseminated so that their babies can be sold or traded to other zoos.
The ageing embryos were successfully artificially inseminated this year at the fourth attempt.
The scientists who artificially inseminated its mother, Mei Xiang, had rated her chances of conceiving at only 10 percent.
Summary: Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi denied circulating rumors that she is pregnant after being artificially inseminated in the United States of America