gamete intrafallopian transfer
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Related to gamete intrafallopian transfer: Zygote intrafallopian transfer, Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
1. the taking or moving of something from one place to another.
2. the moving of a patient from one surface to another. Patients can be taught to transfer safely either independently or with minimal assistance if they can balance in a sitting position.
gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) a type of assisted reproductive technology consisting of retrieval of oocytes from the ovary, followed by placement of oocytes and sperm in the fallopian tubes by laparoscopy.
passive transfer the conferring of immunity to a nonimmune host by injection of antibody or lymphocytes from an immune or sensitized donor.
sliding board transfer a method of transferring a patient: a smooth tapered board is placed under the patient and stabilized on the surface to which movement will take place so that the patient can glide across.
tendon transfer surgical relocation of the insertion of a tendon of a normal muscle to another site to take over the function of another muscle inactivated by trauma or disease.
tubal embryo transfer (TET)
1. a method of assisted reproductive technology consisting of retrieval of oocytes from the ovary, followed by their fertilization and culture in the laboratory with placement of the resulting embryos in the fallopian tubes by laparoscopy more than 24 hours after the original retrieval.
zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) a type of assisted reproductive technology consisting of retrieval of oocytes from the ovary, followed by their fertilization and culture in the laboratory and the placement of the resulting zygotes in the fallopian tubes by laparoscopy 24 hours after the original retrieval.
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gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT),
placement of the oocyte and sperm into the ampulla of the fallopian tube; a form of assisted reproduction.
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gamete intrafallopian transfer
n. Abbr. GIFT
A technique of assisted reproduction in which eggs and sperm are inserted directly into a woman's fallopian tubes, where fertilization may occur.
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gamete intrafallopian transferSee GIFT.
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gam·ete in·tra·fal·lo·pi·an trans·fer(GIFT) (gam'ēt intră-fă-lō'pē-ăn trans'fĕr)
Placement of the oocyte and sperm into the ampulla of the uterine tube; a form of assisted reproduction.
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gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT)Direct placement of up to three harvested and incubated human eggs, together with a quantity of spermatozoa, into a fallopian tube via a fine catheter. GIFT, which implies in vivo fertilization, is a method of achieving pregnancy that in some cases offers a better alternative to in vitro fertilization (IVF).
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