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Denoting a gestating female.
Synonym(s): gravid
[see pregnancy]


Carrying developing offspring within the body.

preg′nant·ly adv.


Etymology: L, praegnans
gravid; with child.


Denoting a gestating female.
See also: pregnancy
Compare: bioregulator
Synonym(s): gravid.


having one or more developing embryo or fetus within the uterus; gravid; in calf, in lamb, in pig, in foal, in pup.

pregnant mare serum gonadotropin (PMSG)
originates in the endometrial cups and present in the blood during the period 40 to 140 days of pregnancy. Used pharmaceutically to stimulate growth of follicles in inactive ovaries in adult animals, and in combination with prostaglandin to induce superovulation in cows which are acting as donors for embryo transfers. Now called equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG).

Patient discussion about pregnant

Q. how to get pregnant?

A. have sex,lol.

Q. how to get pregnant? how to get pregnant?

A. I am not sure I understand your question. Have you been having difficulties getting pregnant? Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant after a year or trying. If that is the situation, and you are not on birth control of any sort, you should see your gynecologist for further evaluation.

Q. can you take cough drops while your pregnant

A. there are many kinds of cough syrups/drops/pills. and all of them contains different materials, some have codeine in it and that is not a good choice during pregnancy. but the best thing to do is ask the pharmacist that sells the medicine. their job is to know those things. you can also read the pamphlet that comes with the medicine.

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