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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.

Patient discussion about conception

Q. What does the concept of fitness stands for?

A. Dagmar said it well.

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9%, and the birth rates with spontaneous conception and IUI after 5 years were 11.
These naive understandings are called alternative conceptions and occur amongst learners from all cultures.
Extraordinary Conceptions will be one of the many vendors with a very special surprise.
New Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures show conception rate among under 18 year olds dropped in 2012.
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.
3 conceptions for every 1,000 Welsh women aged 15-17, against an English average of 40.
Nicola John, director of public health for Cwm Taf Health Board, said: "We are delighted to see that the teenage conception rate for under-18s has decreased in Merthyr Tydfil.
Sue Gordon, acting executive director of public health for NHS North of Tyne, said: "We have invested in developing services to reduce rates of teenage pregnancy to strengthen our work to reduce unplanned conceptions which we hope will continue to improve future results.
Ms Primarolo highlighted local authorities which had achieved even bigger decreases in their teenage conception rates, such as Calderdale (29.
then demonstrates how his biblically-based conception of economic justice is relevant for contemporary economic life.
Unite/CPHVA professional officer Ros Godson stated: 'The evidence does indeed show that, where there is an excellent Teenage Pregnancy Strategy in operation, then conceptions do fall.