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(Science: obstetrics) The period of development of the young in viviparous animals, from the time of fertilization of the ovum until birth.

Origin: L. Gestatio, from gestare = to bear The state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus.The period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans).The development of an embryo in the uterus of a mammal.

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Human Pathology 'Multiple-Choice Questions'

... 7 of the menstrual cycle. d. be negligible. 10. Bilateral ovariectomy (removal of both ovaries) of a 30 year-old pregnant woman on the 60th day of gestation would cause: a. an increase in plasma estrogen levels. b. a decrease in plasma LH levels. c. an increase in plasma inhibin levels d. an increased ...

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by ScrimmSphere
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Pathology 'Multiple-Choice Questions'
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... behind this whole process? Where is the design while a female and a male genomes are fusing together inside an egg and during the whole process of gestation? I think that the design only appears outside the egg, ex-machine in relation to the egg. And the author of that design also are outside the ...

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by TheMatrixDNA
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Chromosomes And Heredity

... in a cell are passed on from parent-cell to daughter-cell through the process of A. mitosis B. meiosis C. fertilization D. implantation E. gestation The meiosis, implantation and gestation cannot describe the process. The answer lie between mitosis and fertilization. Fertilization occurs ...

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by chikis
Wed May 16, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Chromosomes And Heredity
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Why have rodents been so successful?

... level. 7. Female brown rats in one litter can have 1-20 offspring, although seven is common. A female can produce up to five litters a year. The gestation period is only 21 days. 8. Female rats can successfully breed as early as six weeks after they are born. 9. They live all around the globe ...

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by jaycee
Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Why have rodents been so successful?
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How would nonprimate people's lifespans differ from humans'?

Just like in real life, I would look at the gestation period it takes them. Cats and dogs have a short gestation period and a short juvenile period, because of a faster metabolism, which makes them into adults faster, but they live a shorter lifespan. ...

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by kolean
Mon May 24, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How would nonprimate people's lifespans differ from humans'?
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