Insemination, intrauterine
A procedure in which a fine catheter (tube) is inserted through the cervix (the natural opening of the uterus) into the uterus (the womb) to deposit a sperm sample directly into the uterus. The purpose of intrauterine insemination (IUI) is to achieve fertilization and pregnancy. IUI is a relatively simple procedure. "Intrauterine" is within the uterus. "Insemination" is from "in-" + "semen," seed = seed in. So, "intrauterine insemination" = seed in the uterus. Intrauterine insemination is also called artificial insemination.

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  • insemination — n. introduction of semen into the vagina. See also: artificial insemination, intrauterine insemination …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Intrauterine Insemination — (IUI) ist eine Methode der künstlichen Befruchtung. Bei der intrauterinen Insemination werden die gewonnenen Samenzellen, die im Labor gereinigt und selektiert wurden, mittels Katheter zum Zeitpunkt des Konzeptionsoptimums in die Gebärmutterhöhle …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI) — A procedure in which a fine catheter (tube) is inserted through the cervix (the natural opening of the uterus) into the uterus (the womb) to deposit a sperm sample directly into the uterus. The purpose of IUI is to achieve fertilization and… …   Medical dictionary

  • intrauterine — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1836 situated, used, or occurring within the uterus < intrauterine insemination >; also involving the part of development that takes place in the uterus < intrauterine mortality …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Insemination, artificial — A procedure in which a fine catheter (tube) is inserted through the cervix (the natural opening of the uterus) into the uterus (the womb) to deposit a sperm sample directly into the uterus. The purpose of this relatively simple procedure is to… …   Medical dictionary

  • intrauterine insemination — IUI a procedure for assisting conception in which carefully washed spermatozoa are injected into the uterus through the vagina at the time of ovulation, which is induced and monitored (using ultrasound) to determine the day of insemination. This… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • intrauterine insemination — (IUI) a procedure for assisting conception in cases of male infertility caused by inability of the spermatozoa to penetrate the cervical mucus or the barriers surrounding the ovum. The spermatozoa, which may be chemically treated in vitro to… …   Medical dictionary

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