reproductive system

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reproductive system

n.
The bodily system concerned with reproduction, especially sexual reproduction, including in mammals the gonads, associated ducts, and external genitals.

reproductive system

The system of organs involved with the reproduction of an organism, especially sexual reproduction. In flowering plants, for example, the reproductive system consists of pistils and stamens. In mammals, it consists mainly of the ovaries, uterus, and vagina in females and the testes and penis in males.
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Noun1.reproductive system - organs and tissues involved in the production and maturation of gametes and in their union and subsequent development as offspringreproductive system - organs and tissues involved in the production and maturation of gametes and in their union and subsequent development as offspring
system - a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
germ cell, reproductive cell, sex cell - a spermatozoon or an ovum; a cell responsible for transmitting DNA to the next generation
apparatus urogenitalis, genitourinary apparatus, genitourinary system, systema urogenitale, urinary apparatus, urinary system, urogenital apparatus, urogenital system - the system that includes all organs involved in reproduction and in the formation and voidance of urine
reproductive organ, sex organ - any organ involved in sexual reproduction
female reproductive system - the reproductive system of females
male reproductive system - the reproductive system of males
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Among Anelosimus studiosus spiders, which live and spin webs by rivers and under bridges from Maine to Patagonia, females don't develop an opening to their reproductive tract until their final molt.
Sikander Sohani said constant rise in the incidence of Hepatitis B and C, HIV/AIDS, reproductive tract infections, reproductive health problems of adolescents could not be treated in isolation and had to be well understood by the people as well as health-care providers.
Dr Andrew Horne, from Edinburgh University''s Centre for Reproductive Biology, said: "This shows that components of cigarette smoke also enter the bloodstream and affect seemingly unconnected parts of the body like the reproductive tract."
To date, however, evidence for a carcinogenic effect of low-dose BPA on the female reproductive tract has been lacking; studies examining carcinogenic susceptibility to BPA have focused only on the mammary and prostate glands.
The new strategy targets five priority areas: Improving antenatal, delivery, postpartum and newborn care; Providing high-quality services for family planning, including infertility services; Eliminating unsafe abortions; Combating sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, reproductive tract infections, cervical cancer and other gynaecological morbidities; and Promoting sexual health.
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Downtime in the waiting room is also used to inform men about cancers of the male reproductive tract, describe how the testicles are examined during a comprehensive physical, demonstrate testicular self-examinations and provide guidance about what to do if symptoms are observed (i.e., call the clinic).
An artificial reproductive tract is being built which could make IVF the preferred way of conception for parents.
Of the 83 pigeons, 11 (13.3%) had seminoma, five (6.0%) had thyroid adenoma, four (4.8%) had lymphoma, four (4.8%) had adenocarcinoma of female reproductive tract origin, two (2.4%) had pulmonary carcinoma, and two (2.4%) had cutaneous vascular hamartomas.
This bacteria can live in the female reproductive tract causing complications in pregnancy which can effect the new-born baby.
New to the third edition of this textbook is extensive revision and updating to reflect the changes in the field, with substantial revision in the chapters on tumors of the hepatobiliary system, the female reproductive tract, the hematopoietic system, and the eye and its adnexa.

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