Reproductive system

In women, the organs that are directly involved in producing eggs and in conceiving and carrying babies; in men, the organs directly involved in creating, storing, and delivering sperm to fertilize an egg.

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  • Research, clinical

    A study of a treatment, procedure, or medication done in a medical setting. See also clinical research trials.

  • Research, controlled

    A study that compared results from a treated group and a control group. The control group may receive no treatment, a placebo, or a different treatment. See also blinded study, control group, double-blinded study.

  • Resect

    To remove. Resect and excise are not synonymous. Excise implies total removal whereas resect need not. A surgeon may resect part or all of a tumor but if the surgeon excises the tumor, all of the tumor is removed. From the Latin resectus, from resecare, meaning to trim, prune, cut back.

  • Resectable

    Able to be removed (resected) by surgery.

  • Resection

    Surgical removal of part of an organ.

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