Glossary

Gamete

A reproductive cell. Sperm in men, the egg in women.

Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT)

After egg retrieval, the eggs are mixed with sperm and then placed, using a minor surgical procedure (laparoscopy), into the woman's fallopian tubes for in vivo fertilization.

Gestation

The period of development of the new organism from conception to the end of pregnancy and birth.

Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH)

A substance secreted every ninety minutes or so by a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. This hormone enables the pituitary to secrete LH and FSH, which stimulate the gonads.

Gonadotropins

Hormones that control reproductive function: Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinizing Hormone.

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