zygote intrafallopian transfer
noun Date: 1986 a method of assisting reproduction in cases of infertility that is similar to gamete intrafallopian transfer but in which eggs are fertilized in vitro and some of the resulting fertilized eggs are inserted into a fallopian tube — abbreviation ZIFT

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  • 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

  • zygote intrafallopian transfer — zygote 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 and fertilized with sperm in vitro and the resulting fertilized eggs are inserted into a …   Medical dictionary

  • Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) — A technique in which a woman s egg is fertilized outside the body, then implanted in one of her fallopian tubes. This technique is one of the methods used to overcome infertility, the inability of couples to produce offspring on their own. First …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 — (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

  • Intrafallopian — A term meaning within the fallopian tube. There are two fallopian tubes in female mammals, including human females. These tubes are also called oviducts. They serve as passageways connecting the egg producing ovaries to the uterus (womb) in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Zygote — Infobox Embryology Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Caption2 = System = CarnegieStage = Days = 1 Precursor = GivesRiseTo = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = z 01 DorlandsSuf = 12871436 : For other meanings see Zygote …   Wikipedia

  • Embryo transfer — Intervention 8 cell embryo for transfer 3 days after fertilization MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • Cytoplasmic transfer — is an assisted reproductive technology (ART), fertility technique whereby cytoplasm from a donor egg is injected into an egg with compromised mitochondria. The resulting egg is then fertilized with sperm and implanted in a womb, usually that of… …   Wikipedia

  • ZIFT — Stands for zygote intrafallopian transfer, a method used to treat infertility in which an egg fertilized in vitro (outside the body) is placed into a woman s fallopian tube. This technique is one used to overcome infertility, the inability of… …   Medical dictionary

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