gamete intrafallopian transfer
noun Date: 1984 a method of assisting reproduction in cases of infertility that involves obtaining eggs from an ovary, mixing them with sperm, and inserting them into a fallopian tube by a laparoscope — abbreviation GIFT; called also gamete intrafallopian tube transfer

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  • Gamete intrafallopian transfer — (GIFT) is a tool of assisted reproductive technology against infertility. Eggs are removed from a woman s ovaries, and placed in one of the Fallopian tubes, along with the man s sperm. The technique, which was pioneered by endocrinologist Ricardo …   Wikipedia

  • gamete intrafallopian transfer — gamete in·tra·fal·lo·pi·an transfer .in trə fə lō pē ən n a method of assisting reproduction in cases of infertility in which eggs are obtained from an ovary, mixed with sperm, and inserted into a fallopian tube by a laparoscope abbr. GIFT called …   Medical dictionary

  • gamete intrafallopian transfer — ¦in.trəfə¦lōpēən , ¦in.(ˌ)trä noun also gamete intrafallopian tube transfer : a method of assisting reproduction in cases of infertility in which eggs are obtained from an ovary, mixed with sperm, and inserted into a fallopian tube by a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gamete intrafallopian transfer — a procedure for assisting conception, suitable only for women with healthy Fallopian tubes. In over 50% of women in whom infertility is diagnosed, the tubes are normal but some other factor, such as endometriosis, prevents conception. Using… …   Medical dictionary

  • gamete intrafallopian transfer — GIFT a procedure for assisting conception, suitable only for women with healthy Fallopian tubes. In over 50% of women in whom infertility is diagnosed, the tubes are normal but some other factor, such as endometriosis, prevents conception. Using… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • gamete intrafallopian transfer — noun → GIFT …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) — A technique in which the male and female germ cells required to begin formation of a human embryo are injected into a woman s fallopian tubes of the female for fertilization. This technique is one of the methods doctors use to overcome… …   Medical dictionary

  • gamete intrafallopian tube transfer — noun see gamete intrafallopian transfer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gamete intrafallopian tube transfer — noun see gamete intrafallopian transfer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zygote intrafallopian transfer — (ZIFT) is an infertility treatment where a blockage in the fallopian tubes prevents the normal binding of sperm to the egg. Egg cells are removed from a woman s ovaries, and in vitro fertilised. The resulting zygote is placed into the fallopian… …   Wikipedia

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