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Gender Name Description
Acrosomal reaction The reaction allowing the binding and the fusion of opposite gametes.
Capacitation Biochemical process of structural and functional changes in sperm cell essential for reaching its full fertilization capacity.
Ejaculation Discharge of the semen (usually containing sperm) from the male reproductory tract, normally accompanied by orgasm.
Embryo cell cleavage The division of cells in the early embryo with no significant growth that produces a cluster of cells that is the same size as the original zygote.
Embryogenesis The process by which the embryo forms and develops.
Endometrial receptivity Period when the womb is receptive for implantation of the free-lying blastocyst.
Erection The physiological process by which a penis becomes erect by being engorged with blood.
Fertilization The fusion of an ovum with a sperm to initiate the development of a new individual organism.
Fetal development The process in which a human embryo or fetus gestates during pregnancy, from fertilization until birth.
Folliculogenesis Development of ovarian follicles from primordial to tertiary under the stimulation of gonadotropins.
Implantation The very early stage of pregnancy at which the embryo adheres to the wall of the uterus.
Menstrual cycle Periodical changes of the endometrium, externally presenting as menstruation, that are enabling pregnancy in fertile women.
Menstruation The periodic discharge of blood and mucosal tissue from the inner lining of the uterus through the vagina.
Oogenesis The process of the maturation of the female gametes through the meiotic division.
Orgasm The sudden discharge of accumulated sexual excitement during the sexual response cycle.
Ovulation The release of egg(s) from the ovaries.
Sperm hyperactivation The process resulting in specific behaviour of a sperm cell ensuring its increased speed and force in movement.
Spermatogenesis Process in which spermatozoa are produced from male primordial germ cells in testicles by way of mitosis and meiosis.
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