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The total process by which organisms produce offspring. (Stedman, 25th ed)


Basic Reproduction Number

The expected number of new cases of an infection caused by an infected individual, amongst susceptible contacts only.

Year introduced: 2006


Reproduction, Asexual

Reproduction without fusion of two types of cells, mostly found in ALGAE; FUNGI; and PLANTS. Asexual reproduction occurs in several ways, such as budding, fission, or splitting from "parent" cells. Only few groups of ANIMALS reproduce asexually or unisexually (PARTHENOGENESIS).

Year introduced: 1991(1975)


Reproductive Techniques

Methods pertaining to the generation of new individuals, including techniques used in selective BREEDING, cloning (CLONING, ORGANISM), and assisted reproduction (REPRODUCTIVE TECHNIQUES, ASSISTED).

Year introduced: 1991


Reproductive Rights

Reproductive rights rest on the recognition of the basic right of all couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing and timing of their children and to have the information and means to do so, and the right to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health. They also include the right of all to make decisions concerning reproduction free of discrimination, coercion and violence.

Year introduced: 2005


Posthumous Conception

Conception after the death of the male or female biological parent through techniques such as the use of gametes that have been stored during his or her lifetime or that were collected immediately after his or her death.

Year introduced: 2003


D0H8S2298E protein, mouse [Supplementary Concept]

RefSeq NM_178648

Date introduced: August 6, 2004


UBXN8 protein, human [Supplementary Concept]

RefSeq NM_005671

Date introduced: March 28, 1997

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