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(intracytoplasmic sperm injection) a technique of assisted conception that has revolutionized the treatment of severe male infertility. Spermatozoa are aspirated or extracted from the testis or epididymis (see mesa, pesa) and a single sperm is injected into the cytoplasm of a secondary oocyte in vitro. The fertilized ovum is then implanted into the uterus.

Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.

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