ovulation induction


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induction

 [in-duk´shun]
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 induction

A 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.

ovulation induction

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
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A prospective randomized trial comparing clomiphene citrate with tamoxifen citrate for ovulation induction.
Comparison of clomephene citrate, metformaine or the combination of both for the first-line ovulation induction, achievement of pregnancy, and live birth in Asian women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Moreover, the population that undergoes ovulation induction or controlled ovarian stimulation is very heterogenous.
The second group (N=501) included all patients during the same period who did not have a diagnosis of PCOS but did require controlled ovulation induction using a cetrorelix regimen (cetrorelix-non-PCOS group).
A hormone test will determine which ovulation induction regime will work best.
4 ICSI is carried out over four to six weeks starting from down regulation of ovaries followed by controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) ovulation induction (OI) oocyte pick- up (OPU) and finally embryo transfer (ET ).
To answer that question, he and his associates conducted a post-hoc analysis comparing the results from the lifestyle modifications or combination therapy groups with results from the Pregnancy in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome II (PPCOS II) study of clomiphene citrate or letrozole for ovulation induction without any pretreatment.
Laparoscopic evaluation following failure to achieve pregnancy after ovulation induction with clomiphene citrate.
strategies to reduce the risk of multiple gestation after controlled ovarian stimulation or ovulation induction
Although CRVO is a rare condition in fertility patients care should be exercised, especially in patients with associated risk factors who undergo ovulation induction with clomiphene citrate.
MONTREAL -- Ovulation induction for in vitro fertilization may promote the growth of breast cancer in patients who are predisposed to the disease, results of a case series of seven IVF patients later diagnosed with the disease suggest.