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1. the process or act of causing to occur.
2. the production of a specific morphogenetic effect in the embryo through evocators or organizers, or the production of anesthesia or unconsciousness by use of appropriate agents.
3. the generation of an electric current or magnetic properties in a body because of its proximity to an electrified or magnetized object.
4. reasoning from particular instances to general conclusions.
labor induction in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as initiation or augmentation of labor by mechanical or pharmacological methods.
ovulation induction treatment of infertility in the female by administration of hormones that stimulate the ovaries.
ovulation inductionA technique of assisted reproduction that consists of administration of a drug (e.g., clomiphene) which triggers the release of several eggs at once, thereby increasing the chance of fertilisation and, ultimately, a successful term pregnancy.
The stimulation of ovulation by drugs such as clomiphene citrate, bromocriptine, human menopausal gonadotropin, or gonadotropin-releasing hormone.See: fertilization, in vitro; ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
See also: induction