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Synonyms for mucus

protective secretion of the mucus membranes

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Findings of the current study suggested that cervical mucus discharge should be evaluated more carefully when there are infertility problems.
True - Expectorants loosen up mucus in your chest but they're also able to loosen up cervical mucus, and looser cervical mucus is easier for sperm to hitch a ride in.
A key but less well-known action of the female contraceptive pill is to thicken the cervical mucus and prevent sperm migration.
The copper also alters the content of the cervical mucus, inhibiting sperm penetration.
For these reasons, in many reproductive health care institutions it is often the first line of treatment offered to couples with idiopathic infertility, male factor infertility, and hostile cervical mucus and anti-sperm antibodies.
Implanon works primarily by suppressing ovulation, but it also thickens cervical mucus, a secondary mechanism, according to Organon, which also markets NuvaRing, the vaginal ring that contains etonogestrel and estrogen.
Sperm penetrates the cervical mucus, is stored there for a day or two and released in a steady stream to swim up through the womb into the fallopian tubes to meet the egg, which is released each month either from the left or right ovary.
Each type of ASAB may interfere directly or indirectly with a different step in the fertilization process, including sperm motility, sperm penetration of the cervical mucus, sperm capacitation and the acrosome reaction, sperm binding and penetration of the zona pellucida, zona reaction, gamete fusion, cleavage, and embryo development.
This is determined by observation of cervical mucus that reaches a characteristic description on the Peak Day, the precise time when ovulation occurs.
3) Moreover, conception is highly unlikely because the cervical mucus is absent.
Methods of estimating day of ovulation include direct ultrasonographic monitoring to determine time of follicular rupture, the use of surrogates such as the LH surge in urine or serum, the last day of hypothermia prior to the postovulatory rise in basal body temperature (BBT), the cervical mucus peak day (the last day of slippery or stretchy vaginal discharge), and the rapid decline in the ratio of estrogen to progesterone metabolites in the urine (day of luteal transition) (Baird et al.
Study participants kept daily bleeding and pill-compliance diaries for all four cycles and underwent twice-weekly transvaginal sonograms to measure follicle size and twice-weekly assessments of cervical mucus.
Progestogen-only Pill: Works by releasing progestogen to thicken cervical mucus and prevent sperm meeting an egg or an egg settling in the womb.
They work by reducing and thickening cervical mucus to prevent sperm from reaching the egg.