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ovary

oh vuh ree

  • n  the organ that bears the ovules of a flower
  • n  (vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone

  • One month after performing the whole-ovary transplant, Silber tried the same procedure on a set of nonidentical twins for the first time.
  • It's the ovary of a 20-year-old,' " Tucker says.
  • Women who are considering a hysterectomy or ovary removal now also need to be aware of the increased risk of dementia, says Shuster, who encourages patients who have had a .
News & Articles

  • Pregnant Mom Maria De Jesus, Baby Die After Surgeons Remove Wrong Organ
    An East London mother-to-be died after trainee surgeons who were supposed to taking out her appendix removed her ovary instead . Maria De Jesus was diagnosed with appendicitis after going to the hospital because of severe abdominal pain. De Jesus, 32, was five months pregnant at the time. Since her untreated appendicitis was never dealt with, she returned to the hospital two weeks later with a ...
    June 11, 2013 - Opposing Views
  • Pregnant mother, baby die after trainee surgeons remove ovary instead of appendix
    A pregnant mother with appendicitis died after two unsupervised trainee surgeons removed one of her ovaries by mistake, according to The Daily Mail. The site reports teaching assistant Maria De Jesus, 32, was admitted for surgery at a hospital in Romford, Essex. Because she was pregnant, surgeons had to “feel” for the organ. This led to her ovary, rather than her appendix, being removed, The ...
    June 10, 2013 - The Oklahoman
Quotes

  • Julianne Hough in Reality TV World
    Actually what happened is last week was more than just a tummy ache. Obviously. It turned out I ruptured a cyst that was on my ovary,wrote Hough. "I didn't know but I have endometriosis. I've apparently had it for a long time because I've...
  • Harry Moore in USA Today
    It may allow us to investigate the very earliest processes of how a human (ovary and testis) develops,said Harry Moore, a professor of reproductive and developmental medicine at Sheffield University in England.
  • Roger Guillemin in San Francisco Chronicle
    Through his fundamental studies of the functions of the ovary and the brain mechanisms that are now known to be their ultimate regulators, Tom always asked the right question or provided a clue to the right answer,Roger Guillemin, the 1977...

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