fetal implant

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(fetal graft) the introduction of an ovum, fertilized in vitro and developed to the blastocyst stage, into the uterus of a postmenopausal woman in order that she may become pregnant. Before this procedure, the woman’s uterus must be prepared, by hormone therapy, to receive and nurture the blastocyst. Hormone treatment is continued throughout the pregnancy.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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