sterility


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Synonyms for sterility

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the state or condition of being unable to reproduce sexually

the state or condition of being free from microorganisms

Synonyms for sterility

(of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms

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The Steritest(TM) Symbio Pumps are the newest addition to our comprehensive portfolio of innovative and reliable sterility testing products," notes John Sweeney, Head of Lab Solutions, Merck Millipore.
New surgical scrub facilities will have been installed to ensure maximum sterility.
To investigate whether the compound prevented conception at even lower levels than those cited in the company's study, Wolgemuth's team placed the treated male mice with females and found that reversible male sterility occurred with doses as low as 1.
The genetic basis of the cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) in Italian Red is simple: a sterility inducing cytoplasm (S) and a nuclear restorer locus with two alleles, Ms and ms.
Third, the concentration of nonpathogenic bacteria and fungi in vaccines produced in animal skin may be very difficult to validate, and consistent sterility of the finished product may be difficult to achieve.
By genetically altering the oysters, we were able to produce a 90 percent sterility rate," he said, adding the oysters' sterility was a repressed condition.
Watchdogs said it was because of manufacturing problems in August when a small batch of vaccines failed to meet sterility guidelines.
The title is currently free to subscribers of Elsevier's Fertility & Sterility and to members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
For example, the stated methodologic problem of it being "impossible to distinguish the approximately 3% of couples who are sterile from those who merely take a long time to conceive" is not specific to the prospective design, but a general issue in distinguishing sterility from infertility in the absence of known causes of sterility (Dunson et al.
On March 17, the Academy appealed for a cure for the growing problem of sterility of couples, to avoid resorting to the unethical practice of artificial insemination.
GENEVA -- Polio vaccines recently administered in a nationwide campaign are to be tested for agents that could spread HIV or sterility.
According to the HEED Foundation, eating disorders, such as bulimia and anorexia, can lead to dangerous health conditions, including cardiac and respiratory disease, kidney and liver damage, osteoporosis, sterility, addiction and suicide.
The Food and Drug Administration issued the nationwide alert after an inspection of the facility revealed inadequate sterility assurance controls.
An antibiotic-impregnated plastic shield covers the auricle and postauricular area, ensuring sterility.
Architects on both sides of the fence note San Diego's relative sterility and conformity that isolates residents, compared with Tijuana's ``organic'' housing that adapts to owners' needs and compels human interaction.