gamete intrafallopian transfer


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 needle aspiration, under laparoscopic or ultrasonic guidance, ova are removed from the ovary. After being mixed with the partner's spermatozoa, they are introduced into a Fallopian tube, where fertilization takes place. The fertilized ovum can subsequently become implanted in the uterus.

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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 — 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… …   New Collegiate 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 — 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