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1. Being with young, as a female; having conceived; great with young; breeding; teeming; gravid; preparing to bring forth.

2. Heavy with important contents, significance, or issue; full of consequence or results; weighty; as, pregnant replies. A pregnant argument. . A pregnant brevity.

3. Full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.; as, a pregnant youth. Wherein the pregnant enemy does much. (Shak) Pregnant construction, one in which more is implied than is said; as, the beasts trembled forth from their dens, that is, came forth trembling with fright.

Origin: L. Praegnans, -antis; prae = before _ genere, gignere, to beget: cf. F. Pregnant. See Gender, 2d Kin.

A pregnant woman.

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Re: mammary gland of male in mammals

... spike in the production of prolactin because of pregnancy. Again, it is often forgotten that male partners, living in close proximity to their pregnant partner too experience a spike in prolactin. Depending on the emotional involvement of the male partner, he will start to experience sympathetic ...

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by Annij
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mammary gland of male in mammals
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Re: Can you get pregnant under these conditions?

Well, yes, it's a risky method to control baby, but for your information, I don't think you can get pregnant as his sperms has been exposed to air for such a long time.

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by Athenagzg
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Can you get pregnant under these conditions?
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Human Pathology 'Multiple-Choice Questions'

... comparable to those found on day 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 ...

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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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Brain Waves in Fetus (measurable brain waves)

... when the fetus has its own wants or desires, that would be great! Disclaimer: I would not assume that my views on morality are superior to any pregnant woman's, especially now as I'm quite young. However, I do think potential mothers (and fathers) deserve fair arguments about the morality of ...

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by wildfunguy
Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain Waves in Fetus (measurable brain waves)
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... of New Mexico Medical School and lead author of the rat study. Federal health officials estimate that of the 4 million American women who get pregnant each year, more than half a million continue to drink: about 120,000 in the moderate-to-heavy range of seven or more drinks per week, and 400,000 ...

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by Anonymous
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
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