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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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Your basal body temperature (BBT) is your temperature when you're at rest.
"In order to identify the fertile period, it is important to track other measures such as basal body temperature as cycle dates alone are not informative."
Smart fertility tracker is a device that helps predict the ovulation time based on physiological parameters of fertility such as the basal body temperature.
Summary: Smart fertility tracker is a device that helps predict the ovulation time based on physiological parameters of fertility such as the basal body temperature.
Before obtaining data, menstrual cycle phase was determined by basal body temperature using digital thermometer, which was correlated with the status of menstrual cycle on casual enquiry.
Natural Family Planning Methods include; Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) or Breastfeeding, Cervical Mucus Method (CMM), Basal Body Temperature Method (BBT), Sympto-Thermal Method (STM), and Standard Days Method (SDM).
Delivered in the form of an app, Natural Cycles is a fertility awareness-based contraceptive that uses a sophisticated algorithm to accurately and conveniently determine a woman's daily fertility based on basal body temperature.
Natural Cycles combines data about your menstrual cycle and daily basal body temperature, measured every morning immediately upon waking and entered into the app, to predict the days when you're most likely to get pregnant, displaying either a green "infertile" reading, letting you know it's safe to have unprotected sex, or a red "fertile" reading, warning you to abstain from sex or use a barrier contraceptive method (like a condom).
App users are instructed to take their daily body temperatures with a basal body thermometer and enter the information into the app.
Habitus (Figures 1-2): Head light brown with suprantenal margin yellowish brown, compound eyes brown, rounded, arranged transversely; ocelli closer to each other than to compound eyes; tylus smooth and rectangular with a slightly marked median carina; vertex smooth, rectangular, with a median carina slightly marked; antennae brown, pedicel sparsely setose, basal body of flagellum globose, with one arista smaller than pedicel; postclypeus dark brown, inflated, rounded in profile, with a longitudinal carina strongly marked; lateral grooves strongly marked, rostrum reaching mesocoxae.
Natural Cycles uses its own basal body thermometer and algorithm to calculate when a woman is fertile or infertile.
The "brain" behind Natural Cycles is a smart algorithm that can accurately determine a woman's daily fertility by analyzing changes in basal body temperature, which increases after ovulation.