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Sperm-Ovum Interactions MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Sperm-Ovum Interactions
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Scope Note
Interactive processes between the oocyte (OVUM) and the sperm (SPERMATOZOA) including sperm adhesion, ACROSOME REACTION, sperm penetration of the ZONA PELLUCIDA, and events leading to FERTILIZATION.
Entry Term(s)
Egg-Sperm Interactions
Gamete Interactions
Oocyte-Sperm Interactions
Ovum-Sperm Interactions
Sperm Penetration
Sperm-Egg Interactions
Sperm-Egg Penetration
Sperm-Oocyte Interactions
Sperm-Oocyte Penetration
Sperm-Ovum Penetration
Sperm-Zona Pellucida Penetration
NLM Classification #
WQ 205
Public MeSH Note
85; was see under FERTILIZATION 1975-84
History Note
85(75); was see under FERTILIZATION 1975-84
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Sperm-Ovum Interactions Preferred
Sperm-Zona Pellucida Penetration Narrower
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