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basal body

n.
A cellular organelle that is similar to the centriole in structure and is found at the base of a cilium or flagellum.

ba′sal bod′y


n.
an organelle of ciliated or flagellated cells that forms the base of the cilia or flagella.
[1900–05]
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Modern methods include female sterilization, non-scalpel vasectomy, intrauterine device, injectables, implant pills, condoms, standard days method, basal body temperature, cervical mucus method, sympto-thermal method and lactational amenorrhea method while the traditional methods include rhythm, withdrawal, and folk methods.
Other methods like the TwoDay Method or the Basal Body Temperature Method can also be used either independently or together quite successfully.
By taking your temperature every day and plugging it into the app, along with the dates of your last periods, it assesses for the subtle rise in basal body temperature of around 0.
Sweat Skin air series heat pants was specifically designed for this purpose--to help maintain body heat after a workout or, for the more passive people, to significantly increase basal body heat as you go about your day.
Subcellular localization of ALMS1 supports involvement of centrosome and basal body dysfunction in the pathogenesis of obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes.
Wink is designed to help women easily and seamlessly record their basal body temperature (BBT) readings, a key fertility indicator.
One of the most common discussion topics was basal body temperature (BBT) and its relationship to thyroid disease.
They're descendants of websites that allow users to input and make predictions based on cycle-related information and, even further back, of stand-alone thermo-sensitive devices like Pearly or LadyComp that measure and record a woman's basal body temperature on a daily basis to determine her fertile and infertile days.
This means the couple is monitoring the woman's cycle with basal body temperature or other predictors such as evaluating the cervical mucus with the "clear plan" fertility monitor.