Preconception Pregnancy Baby Parenting Grandparents
home > topics
Topics A-Z

Fertility Dictionary

| A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L |
| M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | | Z |

reproductive surgeon - a surgeon who specializes in the surgical correction of anatomical disorders that affect reproductive function

resistant ovary - an ovary that cannot respond to the follicle-stimulating message sent by follicle stimulating hormone

retrograde ejaculation - a male fertility problem where sperm travels into the bladder instead of out of the penis due to a failure in the sphincter muscle at the base of the bladder

retroverted uterus - a uterus that is tilted back toward the rectum

Rh factor - genetically determined antigens present in the red blood cells of most people and capable of inducing intense immunologic reactions

Back to Top

salpingectomy - surgical removal of the fallopian tubes

salpingitis - an inflammation of one or both fallopian tubes

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) - an organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of assisted reproductive technologies in the United States

secondary infertility - the inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy after having conceived and carried one or more pregnancies

semen - the fluid portion of the ejaculate consisting of secretions from the seminal vesicles, prostate gland, and several other glands in the male reproductive tract; provides nourishment and protection for the sperm and a medium in which the sperm can travel to the woman's vagina

semen analysis (SA) - a microscopic examination of freshly ejaculated semen to evaluate the number of sperm (count), the percentage of moving sperm (motility), and the size and shape of the sperm (morphology)

sonogram - a picture taken of the follicles in the ovaries or the fetus in the uterus during an ultrasound; can be used to measure growth

sperm - the microscopic cell that carries the male's genetic information to the female's egg; the male reproductive cell; the male gamete

sperm antibodies - entities that may attack and destroy sperm cells; can be produced by both women and men

sperm bank - a place where sperm are kept frozen in liquid nitrogen for later use in artificial insemination

sperm count - the number of sperm in ejaculate; also called sperm concentration or sperm density and given as the number of sperm per milliliter

sperm donation - providing a sample of sperm for use in assisted reproductive treatments

sperm maturation - a process during which the sperm grow and gain their ability to swim (takes about 90 days)

<< Previous Page   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8 9   10  11  Next Page >>



Featured Sites:

Cord Blood Registry
March of Dimes
Susan G. Komen

Bookmark and Share

Home . Site Map . About Us . Disclaimer . Privacy

All information on PreconceptionWeekly is for educational purposes only. The place to get medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment is your health care provider. If you have any concerns about your health or the health of your baby, consult with your health care provider at once. Use of this site is subject to the Disclaimer and Privacy Policy.

Copyright © 2000 - 2017 CBR Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.