reproductive system


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gen·i·tal sys·tem

[TA]
the complex system consisting of the male or female gonads, associated ducts, and external genitalia dedicated to the function of reproducing the species.

reproductive system

n.
The bodily system concerned with reproduction, especially sexual reproduction, including in mammals the gonads, associated ducts, and external genitals.

reproductive system

The female organs and related structures, including hormones, which are directly involved in producing eggs and conceiving foetuses.
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This chemical is known to affect the central Nervous System (CNS) and harm to the reproductive system. Another such chemical which is more profound in beauty products are the phthalates, which are also a reason for disrupting the hormone levels, impairs fertility and aids in building up of breast milk during pregnancy.
The goal of the conference is to discuss matters of cancer of the reproductive system in order to contribute to the development of strategic actions that will help in the reduction of these cancers.
As well as helping our reproductive system to work, water helps to increase cervical mucus, which helps sperm swim freely through the cervix to the egg.
The results suggest that exposure to dioxin as a child or teenager can permanently alter the reproductive system. The chemical may meddle with the cells that nourish developing sperm, the scientists speculate in the January Environmental Health Perspectives.
And now students in gender-like groups, not together, learn about male and female reproductive systems. If parents are uncomfortable with the curriculum, there is an opt-out policy so students don't attend class during that part of the health unit, Leonard says.
Raspberry is specific to the female reproductive system. It is commonly used to tone the uterus during pregnancy to ensure powerful contractions at time of delivery.
The boy:girl birth ratio has shown a marked decline in some regions and disorders of the reproductive system are being reported more frequently among boys at birth.
It co-operates with, and does not suppress, the reproductive system and is morally acceptable.
Adverse effects on development of the reproductive system in male offspring of rats given monobutyl phthalate, a metabolite of dibutyl phthalate, during late pregnancy.
Though most valuable when purchased as a complete set, each book individually is valuable: members of this group include NERVOUS SYSTEM AND SENSE ORGANS (0313324565), URINARY SYSTEM (0313324026), REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM (0313324492), RESPIRATORY SYSTEM (0313324244), SKELETAL SYSTEM (0313325219), MUSCULAR SYSTEM (0313324034), LYMPHATIC SYSTEM (0313324948), ENDOCRINE SYSTEM (0313326991), DIGESTIVE SYSTEM (0313326800), and CIRCULATORY SYSTEM (0313324018).

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