A medical-surgical specialty that evaluates the morphology, physiology, biochemistry and pathology of reproduction in humans and animals, and the biological, medical, and veterinary problems of fertility and lactation. It encompasses ovulation induction, diagnosis of infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss, and assisted reproductive technologies including embryo transfer, in vitro fertilisation, and intra-fallopian transfer of zygotes.
A popular term for any hormonal therapy used to increase fertility.
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