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Conception

    When a sperm and egg join to form a single cell, usually in the Fallopiantubes. After joining, the fertilized egg travels into the uterus, where itimplants in the lining on its way to growing into an embryo and then a fetus.

RELATED TERMS
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Sperm
A sperm cell, or spermatozoon (pl. spermatozoa) (in Greek: sperm = semen and zoon = alive), is the haploid cell that is the male gamete. It is carried in fluid called semen, and is capable of fertilising an egg cell to form a zygote. A zygote can grow into a new organism, such as a human. Sperm cells contain half of the genetic information needed to create life. Generally, the sex of the offspring is determined by the sperm, through the chromosomal pair "XX" (for a female) or "XY" (for a male).

Cell
Fundamental structural unit of all life. The cell consists primarily of an outer plasma membrane, which separates it from the environment; the genetic material (DNA), which encodes heritable information for the maintainance of life; and the cytoplasm, a heterogeneous assemblage of ions, molecules, and fluid.

Uterus
The uterus is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman's lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum, that sheds its lining each month during menstruation and in which a fertilized egg (ovum) becomes implanted and the fetus develops.

Embryo
The early stages of development before an organism becomes self supporting.

Fetus
The stage of human development from 10 weeks' gestation until birth.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Concanavalin A
A MANNOSE/GLUCOSE binding lectin isolated from the jack bean (Canavalia ensiformis). It is a potent mitogen used to stimulate cell proliferation in lymphocytes, primarily T-lymphocyte, cultures.

Concanavalin A Binding Sites
Glycoprotein moieties on the surfaces of cell membranes that bind concanavalin A selectively; the number and location of the sites depends on the type and condition of the cell.

Concanavalin A Receptor
Glycoprotein moieties on the surfaces of cell membranes that bind concanavalin A selectively; the number and location of the sites depends on the type and condition of the cell.

Concanavalin A Receptors
Glycoprotein moieties on the surfaces of cell membranes that bind concanavalin A selectively; the number and location of the sites depends on the type and condition of the cell.

Concatemer
Multiple copies of a DNA sequence arranged end to end in tandem. Concatenate means to link together in a chain or in a series.

Concatenate
To link together in a chain or in a series. For example, the lymph nodes that appeared enlarged were concatenated, in a row like the links of a chain.

Concentraid
Concentraid is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): desmopressin acetate.

Concentrating Abilities, Kidney
The ability of the kidney to excrete in the urine high concentrations of solutes from the blood plasma.

Concentrating Abilities, Urine
The ability of the kidney to excrete in the urine high concentrations of solutes from the blood plasma.

Concentrating Ability, Kidney
The ability of the kidney to excrete in the urine high concentrations of solutes from the blood plasma.

Concentrating Ability, Urine
The ability of the kidney to excrete in the urine high concentrations of solutes from the blood plasma.

Concentration
Focusing on certain aspects of current experience to the exclusion of others. It is the act of heeding or taking notice or concentrating.

Concentration 50, Inhibitory
The concentration of a compound needed to reduce population growth of organisms, including eukaryotic cells, by 50% in vitro. Though often expressed to denote in vitro antibacterial activity, it is also used as a benchmark for cytotoxicity to eukaryotic cells in culture.

Concentration Camp
Facilities in which war or political prisoners are confined.

Concentration Camps
Facilities in which war or political prisoners are confined.

Concentration, Maximum Allowable
The maximum exposure to a biologically active physical or chemical agent that is allowed during an 8-hour period (a workday) in a population of workers, or during a 24-hour period in the general population, which does not appear to cause appreciable harm, whether immediate or delayed for any period, in the target population. (From Lewis Dictionary of Toxicology, 1st ed)

Concentration, Minimum Inhibitory
Any tests that demonstrate the relative efficacy of different chemotherapeutic agents against specific microorganisms (i.e., bacteria, fungi, viruses).

Concentration, Osmolar
The concentration of osmotically active particles in solution expressed in terms of osmoles of solute per liter of solution. Osmolality is expressed in terms of osmoles of solute per kilogram of solvent.

Concentrations
Focusing on certain aspects of current experience to the exclusion of others. It is the act of heeding or taking notice or concentrating.

Concentrations, Maximum Allowable
The maximum exposure to a biologically active physical or chemical agent that is allowed during an 8-hour period (a workday) in a population of workers, or during a 24-hour period in the general population, which does not appear to cause appreciable harm, whether immediate or delayed for any period, in the target population. (From Lewis Dictionary of Toxicology, 1st ed)

Concentrations, Minimum Inhibitory
Any tests that demonstrate the relative efficacy of different chemotherapeutic agents against specific microorganisms (i.e., bacteria, fungi, viruses).

Concentrations, Osmolar
The concentration of osmotically active particles in solution expressed in terms of osmoles of solute per liter of solution. Osmolality is expressed in terms of osmoles of solute per kilogram of solvent.

Concentric field
A receptive field divided into an inner circular region and an outer ring-shaped region. Light falling in each of the two regions has opposite effects on the response of the cell.

Concepcion doctors
All doctors near Concepcion, Chile. Doctors who can assist a patient in Concepcion.

Conceplan
A synthetic progestational hormone with actions similar to those of PROGESTERONE but functioning as a more potent inhibitor of ovulation. It has weak estrogenic and androgenic properties. The hormone has been used in treating amenorrhea, functional uterine bleeding, endometriosis, and for contraception.

Concept Formation
A cognitive process involving the formation of ideas generalized from the knowledge of qualities, aspects, and relations of objects.

Concept Formations
A cognitive process involving the formation of ideas generalized from the knowledge of qualities, aspects, and relations of objects.

Concept, Role
The expected and characteristic pattern of behavior exhibited by an individual as a member of a particular social group.

Conceptivity
The proclivity for the physiology and behavior of a male and female to conceive, maintain pregnancy, and progress through parturition, lactation, and the childcare of parenthood

Concepts, Role
The expected and characteristic pattern of behavior exhibited by an individual as a member of a particular social group.

Concerta
Concerta is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methylphenidate hydrochloride.

Conchae Nasale
The scroll-like bony plates with curved margins on the lateral wall of the nasal cavity.

Conchae Nasales
The scroll-like bony plates with curved margins on the lateral wall of the nasal cavity.

Concise
The reaction product of bisphenol A and glycidyl methacrylate that undergoes polymerization when exposed to ultraviolet light or mixed with a catalyst. It is used as a bond implant material and as the resin component of dental sealants and composite restorative materials.

Concise Enamel Bond
The reaction product of bisphenol A and glycidyl methacrylate that undergoes polymerization when exposed to ultraviolet light or mixed with a catalyst. It is used as a bond implant material and as the resin component of dental sealants and composite restorative materials.

Concise Enamel Bond System
The reaction product of bisphenol A and glycidyl methacrylate that undergoes polymerization when exposed to ultraviolet light or mixed with a catalyst. It is used as a bond implant material and as the resin component of dental sealants and composite restorative materials.

Concise White Sealant
The reaction product of bisphenol A and glycidyl methacrylate that undergoes polymerization when exposed to ultraviolet light or mixed with a catalyst. It is used as a bond implant material and as the resin component of dental sealants and composite restorative materials.

Conclude
The reaction product of bisphenol A and glycidyl methacrylate that undergoes polymerization when exposed to ultraviolet light or mixed with a catalyst. It is used as a bond implant material and as the resin component of dental sealants and composite restorative materials.

Concor
A cardioselective beta-1-adrenergic blocker. It is effective in the management of hypertension and angina pectoris.

Concord doctors
All doctors near Concord, the United States of America. Doctors who can assist a patient in Concord.

Concord Hospital
Concord Hospital is a hospital in Concord, New Hampshire (USA).

Concord Repatriation General Hospital
The Concord Repatriation General Hospital is a hospital in Concord, New South Wales, Australia.

Concordance
1. The presence of any given condition such as HIV in both members of a couple. 2. In genetics, the presence of a phenotype such as asthma in both members of a twin pair. 3. In clinical care, agreement between physician and patient.

Concordant
1. Showing concordance, complete agreement. A couple may be concordant for a sexually transmitted infection, with both partners having it. 2. In transplantation genetics, between closely related species. A concordant xenograft is a transplant between members of closely related species.

Concordant couple
A pair of long-term sexual partners in which both partners have a sexually transmitted infection. The CDC has guidelines for counseling concordant couples in which both the man and woman are HIV-infected.

Concrete thinking
Thinking characterized by immediate experience, rather than abstractions. It may occur as a primary, developmental defect, or it may develop secondary to organic brain disease or schizophrenia.

Concurrent Review
Review of the medical necessity of hospital or other health facility admissions, upon or within a short time following an admission, and periodic review of services provided during the course of treatment.

Concurrent Reviews
Review of the medical necessity of hospital or other health facility admissions, upon or within a short time following an admission, and periodic review of services provided during the course of treatment.

Concurrent Studies
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.

Concurrent Study
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.

Concussion
Any alteration in cerebral function caused by direct or indirect (rotation) force transmitted to the head resulting in one or more of the following: a brief loss of consciousness, lightheadedness, vertigo, cognitive and memory dysfunction, tinnitus, difficulty concentrating, amnesia, headache, balance disorder, nausea or vomiting.

Concussion of the brain
A traumatic injury to the brain as a result of a violent blow, shaking, or spinning. A brain concussion can cause immediate and usually temporary impairment of brain function such as of thinking, vision, equilibrium and consciousness.

Concussive Convulsion
Recurrent seizures causally related to CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA. Seizure onset may be immediate but is typically delayed for several days after the injury and may not occur for up to two years. The majority of seizures have a focal onset that correlates clinically with the site of brain injury. Cerebral cortex injuries caused by a penetrating foreign object (CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA, PENETRATING) are more likely than closed head injuries (HEAD INJURIES, CLOSED) to be associated with epilepsy. Concussive convulsions are nonepileptic phenomena that occur immediately after head injury and are characterized by tonic and clonic movements. (From Rev Neurol 1998 Feb;26(150):256-261; Sports Med 1998 Feb;25(2):131-6)

Concussive Convulsions
Recurrent seizures causally related to CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA. Seizure onset may be immediate but is typically delayed for several days after the injury and may not occur for up to two years. The majority of seizures have a focal onset that correlates clinically with the site of brain injury. Cerebral cortex injuries caused by a penetrating foreign object (CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA, PENETRATING) are more likely than closed head injuries (HEAD INJURIES, CLOSED) to be associated with epilepsy. Concussive convulsions are nonepileptic phenomena that occur immediately after head injury and are characterized by tonic and clonic movements. (From Rev Neurol 1998 Feb;26(150):256-261; Sports Med 1998 Feb;25(2):131-6)



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Club foot
A birth defect in which the foot or ankle is deformed. Twice as common in boys, and affecting one in every 400 births, club foot is treated with exercises, splinting, or, in severe cases, surgery.

Clubfoot
A congenital deformed or distorted foot. May respond to exercises and/or surgery.

Co-parent
A person who shares parenting responsibilities for a child, such as a stepparent or unmarried partner.

Cognitive development
The development of the brain and its functions -- including perception, memory, and knowledge.

Comfort habits
Actions - such as thumb-sucking, hair-twirling, or blanket-carrying - that a baby or toddler uses to soothe himself.

Conception

Congenital heart problems
May include ventricular septal defect (a hole in the septum) and transposition of the great vessels, where the pulmonary artery and the aorta are reversed. May be corrected with surgery soon after birth, usually with a high rate of success.

Conservator
An individual appointed by the court as guardian when a parent can't take care of his or her own child.

Contraction
During labor, the strong, rhythmic tightening of the uterus. Pre-laborcontractions are usually irregular and don't increase in intensity orduration.

Controllable disease
disease or illness that can't be cured but can be managed with diet, exercise, or medications.

Convulsion
A violent, involuntary muscular contraction.

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