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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

(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

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.

Patient discussion about conception

Q. What does the concept of fitness stands for?

A. Dagmar said it well.

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Neutrosophy is used to recommend conceptions related to the integral protection of the Law and to pay attention to the most impactful conceptions to achieve a social balance regarding the right to life.
But conceptions were up among those aged 40 and over, with 28,793 in this age group, up from 28,759 the year before.
In 1969, there were 45,495 conceptions to women aged under 18 years, resulting in a rate of 47.1 conceptions per thousand women.
The 19,884 subjects' treatment cycles were cross-linked with the country's Medical Birth Registry to identify live births after treatment and spontaneous conception. Follow-up was available for up to 2 years for all of the women, up to 3 years for 14,445 women, and up to 5 years for 5,165 women.
Shared conceptions of gravitation date at least to classical antiquity with Aristotle having held that heavy bodies fall lawfully toward the centre of the universe by reason of their innate property of heaviness or gravitas (Blown & Bryce, 2013).
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"A small number of additional conceptions or a small fall in the population of 15 to 17 year old girls can lead to significant changes in the rates."
In England there has been an overall decrease in teenage conceptions of 24% since 1998.
Health professionals said education programmes and effective contraception were behind the drop in conception rates.
Gill Alexander, director of children''s services and acting chief executive for North Tyneside Council said: "We are pleased figures show that we are heading in the right direction in North Tyneside, and we will continue with our sustained efforts to reduce the number of teenage conceptions."