ART - Assisted Reproductive Technology Assisted Hatching - Micromanipulation process that dissolves part of the zona coating with an acid solution. Performed just prior to embryo transfer. Cryopreservation - Freezing of a specimen, either semen or embryos ET - Embryo transfer FET - Frozen embryo transfer GIFT - Gamete intrafallopian transfer GnRH - Gonadotropin releasing hormone hCG - Human chorionic gonadotropin HSG - Hysterosalpingogram ICSI - Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, a form of micromanipulation IVF - In vitro fertilization, fertilization and early embryo development occurring outside the body Micromanipulation - Microscopic treatment of individual oocytes, sperm or embryos in an effort to improve fertilization Retrieval - Transvaginal aspiration of the (oocyte) egg from each follicle, performed under ultrasound guidance TET - Tubal embryo transfer Transfer - The return of fertilized embryos to the uterine cavity Trial Transfer - Measurement performed to determine the length and direction of the uterine cavity ZIFT - Zygote intrafallopian transfer
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