embryonic reduction

embryonic reduction

A method of selective termination to avoid multiple pregnancies with three or more fetuses. This usually occurs in women who have been treated for infertility. Injections of strong salt solution may be used.
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(2001) obtained an embryonic reduction time close to 5 days [degrees][C.sup.-1] for embryos kept at a range between 17[degrees]C and 27[degrees]C.