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Zygote (Overview)

The union of sperm cell and egg cell forms a new cell which is called the zygote. This single cell represents the beginning of each of us as a human being.


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What is the definition or description of: zygote?

What is the definition or description of: zygote?

Merger sperm/egg: The union of sperm cell and egg cell forms a new cell which is called the zygote. This single cell represents the beginning of each of us as a human being. ...Read more

Zygote (Overview)

The union of sperm cell and egg cell forms a new cell which is called the zygote. This single cell represents the beginning of each of us as a human being.


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In which location does the formation of a zygote occur?

In which location does the formation of a zygote occur?

It depends on how: early or late in your ovulation cycle the sperm penetrated the ovum. Early on, the fertilization generally occurs in the oviduct, or Fallopian tube, then the zygote travels towards the uterus within the next 48 hours. Spermatozoa can stay viable in the uterus for 72 hours. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Do choice advocates believe that the zygote is not yet a human being?

Do choice advocates believe that the zygote is not yet a human being?

Matter of law/ethics: Certainly, all potential that is human is in a zygote. But we have a very long legal history of allowing the needs/rights of one human entity to over-ride those of another. Until a zygote/embryo/fetus can be cared for outside the mother's body, it is, without question, still an extension of her body and therefore subject to her choices about her body.Without choice, her humanity is diminished. ...Read more

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Do you believe in destroying a zygote thru abortion?

Faith issue: For the religious trained to believe that life begins at fertilization, loss of any fertilized egg or fetus is a killing. A few religions say life begins at implantation - mormons for instance. Many say nothing. If the death of a fertilized egg is abortion, than your diety is the big perpetrator since about 70-85% of ferilized eggs pass out without implantation. None of this is in the bible. ...Read more

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What is zygote intrafallopian transfer?

ZIFT: Zygote intrafallopian transfer (zift) is a surgical, laparoscopic, procedure where a zygote is placed in the female's fallopian tube. The zygote continues to grow and migrates to the uterine cavity where it implants. ...Read more

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Can being tipsy harm the egg, zygote, or baby?

Can being tipsy harm the egg, zygote, or baby?

Toxic effect: When ethanol is broken down in the body, byproducts including acetaldehyde can have a direct toxic effect on tissue formation.Some are more susceptible than others. The severity alcohol effects correlates directly with the intensity of alcohol exposure. There is no known safe level of alcohol consumption but occasional exposure is common & most kids with that history are fine. ...Read more

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Who could benefit from zygote intrafallopian transfer?

Old treament: Zift, or zygote intrafallopian transfer is an old technology that is no longer in use. It is more invasive than routine ivf because it requires abdominal surgery (laparoscopy) and pregnancy rates are lower. ...Read more

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What is involved in zygote intrafallopian transfer (zift)?

ZIFT: Zygote intrafallopian trasfer (zift) is a laparoscopic surgical procedure where zygotes are placed in the fallopian tube of the female partner. The zygote will continue to grow and eventually migrate to the endometrial cavity to implant. ...Read more