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Terms

adrenal (gland[s])

adrenal (gland[s]) are small glands that sit on top of the kidneys and produce certain hormones


assisted reproductive technologies (ART)

a variety of procedures used to bring about conception without sexual intercourse, including in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other techniques


bacteriostatic

capable of inhibiting bacterial growth


benign

describes any tumour or growth that is not malignant (not cancerous)


conception

fertilization; when the sperm meets and penetrates the egg


congenital

present from birth


congenital anomalies

a defect that is present at birth


controlled ovarian hyperstimulation

stimulation of the ovaries with various hormonal medications in order to develop as many follicles as possible, as well as to control the timing of ovulation


corpus luteum

a yellow mass of cells that forms in the ovary from a mature follicle that has already released the egg; it releases a hormone called progesterone


ectopic pregnancy

pregnancy where the embryo is implanted outside the womb


embryo

a fertilized egg that has begun cell division


embryo transfer

placing an egg fertilized outside the womb into a woman's uterus or fallopian tube


estrogen

a hormone that is produced by maturing follicles in the ovary and has several functions, including signaling the release of another hormone called luteinizing hormone and stimulating the female reproductive organs to prepare for possible fertilization of an egg


fallopian tubes

ducts through which eggs travel to the uterus once released from the follicle in the ovary and the site at which fertilization usually occurs


fetus

a developing baby, stage of development between the 8th week of conception and the birth


flatulence

excess gas in the intestinal tract


follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)

a hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain that stimulates the growth of follicles in the ovaries of women and sperm development in men


follicles

small fluid-filled sacs in the ovary that contain the eggs released at ovulation; each month an egg develops inside the ovary in a follicle


follicular

relating to a follicle, which is a small fluid-filled sac in the ovary that contains an egg


gauge

outer diameter of a needle, indicating needle size


gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)

a hormone released from the hypothalamus in the brain that signals the pituitary gland (also in the brain) to release other hormones called luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone (which cause follicles to develop and release a mature egg from the ovary)


gonadotropins or gonadotrophins

reproductive hormones including luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone (released by the pituitary gland) and human chorionic gonadotropin (released by the placenta)


hormone

a chemical substance produced in one part of the body that controls and regulates the activity of certain cells or organs in another part of the body


human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

a hormone produced in early pregnancy (released by the placenta after implantation of a fertilized egg) that keeps the corpus luteum producing other hormones that prevent menstruation


hypogonadotropic hypogonadism

in women, a rare condition in which the pituitary glands do not release follicle-stimulating hormone or luteinizing hormone


hypothalamus

the gland at the base of the brain that controls the release of hormones from the pituitary glands


in vitro fertilization (IVF)

a procedure by which eggs produced by administering fertility drugs are retrieved from a woman's body and fertilized by sperm in a laboratory, and the resulting embryos are transferred by catheter to the uterus

intermenstrual bleeding

bleeding between periods

intramuscular injection

injection into a muscle

intrauterine insemination (IUI)

a procedure in which a doctor places sperm directly into the uterus through the cervix using a catheter

intravaginally

within the vagina


luteal phase

second half of the menstrual cycle after ovulation


luteinizing hormone (LH)

a hormone release by the pituitary gland in the brain that acts in the ovary to stimulate ripening of the follicle and formation of the corpus luteum


luteinizing hormone surge (LH surge)

the release of luteinizing hormone (LH) that causes release of a mature egg from the follicle


malignant

cancerous


menstrual cycle (period)

the monthly cycle of changes in the ovaries and the lining of the uterus, starting with the preparation of an egg for fertilization


menstruation

shedding of the uterine lining by bleeding, which (in the absence of pregnancy) normally occurs about once a month in the mature female


miscarriage

spontaneous loss of a viable embryo or fetus in the womb


neoplasia

the presence or formation of new abnormal growth of tissue


ovarian

relating to an ovary or the ovaries


ovarian cysts

sacs containing fluid or semisolid material that develop in or on the surface of an ovary


ovarian dysfunction

a problem with ovary function


ovarian failure

the failure of the ovary to respond to FSH stimulation from the pituitary because of damage to or malformation of the ovary, or because of a chronic disease such as autoimmune disease


ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)

OHSS is caused when the ovaries become overstimulated by the various hormones that cause follicular development; there is a sudden ovarian enlargement accompanied by fluid accumulation in the abdominal cavity and this may occur with or without pain, and with or without accumulation of fluid in the lungs


ovaries

the two sexual glands of the female where the eggs are stored and that produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone


ovulation

release of an egg from the ovary


ovulatory agent

a substance that acts on ovulation


pituitary gland

the gland located at the base of the brain that secretes a number of important hormones that regulate fertility, as well as normal growth and development of the body


placenta

the sac-shaped organ that attaches the embryo or fetus to the uterus during pregnancy; blood flows between mother and fetus through the placenta


polycystic ovarian disease (PCO)

the formation of cysts in the ovaries that occurs when the follicle stops developing; it is due to a hormonal imbalance in the ovary


progesterone

a hormone produced by the corpus luteum during the second half of a woman's menstrual cycle; it thickens the lining of the uterus to prepare it to accept implantation of a fertilized egg


stimulation Day

which numbered day of in vitro fertilization treatment during the stimulation phase when ovaries are stimulated to produce eggs


subcutaneous injection

administration of medication with a fine, small needle just below the surface of the skin, into fatty tissue


synthetic

manmade or manufactured


syringe

a hollow cylinder fitted with a sliding plunger that is used for injections when a needle is attached


thromboembolic event

formation of a blood clot in a vein or artery


thyroid

a gland in the neck that secretes hormones regulating growth and development


ultrasound

a test used instead of X-rays to visualize the reproductive organs; for example, to monitor follicular development


uterine

relating to the uterus (womb)


uterus

the womb


vial

a small glass container for holding liquids


 

adrenal (gland[s])

adrenal (gland[s]) are small glands that sit on top of the kidneys and produce certain hormones


assisted reproductive technologies (ART)

a variety of procedures used to bring about conception without sexual intercourse, including in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other techniques


bacteriostatic

capable of inhibiting bacterial growth


benign

describes any tumour or growth that is not malignant; or cancerous


conception

fertilization; when the sperm meets and penetrates the egg


congenital

present from birth


congenital anomalies

a defect that is present at birth


controlled ovarian hyperstimulation

stimulation of the ovaries with various hormonal medications in order to develop as many follicles as possible, as well as to control the timing of ovulation


corpus luteum

a yellow mass of cells that forms in the ovary from a mature follicle that has already released the egg; it releases a hormone called progesterone


ectopic pregnancy

pregnancy where the embryo is implanted outside the womb


embryo

a fertilized egg that has begun cell division


embryo transfer

placing an egg fertilized outside the womb into a woman's uterus or fallopian tube


estrogen

a hormone that is produced by maturing follicles in the ovary and has several functions, including signaling the release of another hormone called luteinizing hormone and stimulating the female reproductive organs to prepare for possible fertilization of an egg


fallopian tubes

ducts through which eggs travel to the uterus once released from the follicle in the ovary and the site at which fertilization usually occurs


fetus

a developing baby


flatulence

excess gas in the intestinal tract


follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)

a hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain that stimulates the growth of follicles in the ovaries of women and sperm development in men


follicles

small fluid-filled sacs in the ovary that contain the eggs released at ovulation; each month an egg develops inside the ovary in a follicle


follicular

relating to a follicle, which is a small fluid-filled sac in the ovary that contains an egg


gauge

outer diameter of a needle, indicating needle size


gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)

a hormone released from the hypothalamus in the brain that signals the pituitary gland (also in the brain) to release other hormones called luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone (which cause follicles to develop and release a mature egg from the ovary)


gonadotropins or gonadotrophins

reproductive hormones including luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone (released by the pituitary gland) and human chorionic gonadotropin (released by the placenta)


hormone

a chemical substance produced in one part of the body that controls and regulates the activity of certain cells or organs in another part of the body


human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

a hormone produced in early pregnancy (released by the placenta after implantation of a fertilized egg) that keeps the corpus luteum producing other hormones that prevent menstruation


hypogonadotropic hypogonadism

in women, a rare condition in which the pituitary glands do not release follicle-stimulating hormone or luteinizing hormone


hypothalamus

the gland at the base of the brain that controls the release of hormones from the pituitary glands


in vitro fertilization (IVF)

a procedure by which eggs produced by administering fertility drugs are retrieved from a woman's body and fertilized by sperm in a laboratory, and the resulting embryos are transferred by catheter to the uterus

intermenstrual bleeding

bleeding between periods

intramuscular injection

injection into a muscle

intrauterine insemination (IUI)

a procedure in which a doctor places sperm directly into the uterus through the cervix using a catheter

intravaginally

within the vagina


luteal phase

second half of the menstrual cycle after ovulation


luteinizing hormone (LH)

a hormone release by the pituitary gland in the brain that acts in the ovary to stimulate ripening of the follicle and formation of the corpus luteum


luteinizing hormone surge (LH surge)

the release of luteinizing hormone (LH) that causes release of a mature egg from the follicle


malignant

cancerous


menstrual cycle (period)

the monthly cycle of changes in the ovaries and the lining of the uterus, starting with the preparation of an egg for fertilization


menstruation

shedding of the uterine lining by bleeding, which (in the absence of pregnancy) normally occurs about once a month in the mature female


miscarriage

spontaneous loss of a viable embryo or fetus in the womb


neoplasia

the presence or formation of new abnormal growth of tissue


ovarian

relating to an ovary or the ovaries


ovarian cysts

sacs containing fluid or semisolid material that develop in or on the surface of an ovary


ovarian dysfunction

a problem with ovary function


ovarian failure

the failure of the ovary to respond to FSH stimulation from the pituitary because of damage to or malformation of the ovary, or because of a chronic disease such as autoimmune disease


ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)

OHSS is caused when the ovaries become overstimulated by the various hormones that cause follicular development; there is a sudden ovarian enlargement accompanied by fluid accumulation in the abdominal cavity and this may occur with or without pain, and with or without accumulation of fluid in the lungs


ovaries

the two sexual glands of the female where the eggs are stored and that produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone


ovulation

release of an egg from the ovary


ovulatory agent

a substance that acts on ovulation


pituitary gland

the gland located at the base of the brain that secretes a number of important hormones that regulate fertility, as well as normal growth and development of the body


placenta

the sac-shaped organ that attaches the embryo or fetus to the uterus during pregnancy; blood flows between mother and fetus through the placenta


polycystic ovarian disease (PCO)

the formation of cysts in the ovaries that occurs when the follicle stops developing; it is due to a hormonal imbalance in the ovary


progesterone

a hormone produced by the corpus luteum during the second half of a woman's menstrual cycle; it thickens the lining of the uterus to prepare it to accept implantation of a fertilized egg


stimulation Day

which numbered day of in vitro fertilization treatment during the stimulation phase when ovaries are stimulated to produce eggs


subcutaneous injection

administration of medication with a fine, small needle just below the surface of the skin, into fatty tissue


synthetic

manmade or manufactured


syringe

a hollow cylinder fitted with a sliding plunger that is used for injections when a needle is attached


thromboembolic event

formation of a blood clot in a vein or artery


thyroid

a gland in the neck that secretes hormones regulating growth and development


ultrasound

a test used instead of X-rays to visualize the reproductive organs; for example, to monitor follicular development


uterine

relating to the uterus (womb)


uterus

the womb


vial

a small glass container for holding liquids