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Flashcards in Religion and Society - DEFINITIONS: Environmental and medical issues Deck (12):
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Artificial insemination

injecting semen into the uterus by artificial means

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Conservation

protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment

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Creation

the act of creating the universe or the universe which has been created

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Embryo

a fertilised egg in the first eight weeks after conception

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Environment

the surroundings in which plants and animals live and on which they depend to live

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Global warming

the increase in the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere (thought to be caused by the greenhouse effect)

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Infertility

not being able to have children

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In-vitro fertilisation

the method of fertilising a human egg in a test-tube

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Natural resources

naturally occurring materials, such as oil and fertile land, which can be used by humans

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Organ donation

giving organs to be used in transplant surgery

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Stewardship

looking after something so it can be passed on to the next generation

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Surrogacy

an arrangement whereby a woman bears a child on behalf of another woman