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ZIFT

see Zygote intrafallopian transfer

Zinc chloride

a white powder used as an antiseptic and antiperspirant

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

a rare disorder in which tumours form in the pancreas and secrete the hormone gastrin, which causes increased production of gastric acid and recurrent peptic ulcers

Zoonosis

a parasite-caused or infectious disease in animals that can be transferred to humans

Zygote

the cell that results when an egg is fertilised by a sperm

Zygote intrafallopian transfer

a method used to treat infertility in which an egg fertilised outside the body is placed into a woman's fallopian tube

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