clomiPHENE stimulation test

clomiPHENE stimulation test

a test used to evaluate gonadal function in males who show signs of abnormal pubertal development. ClomiPHENE, a nonsteroidal analog of estrogen, stimulates the hypothalamic-pituitary system to raise follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone levels of the blood. Failure to respond to clomiPHENE indicates hypothalamic-pituitary disease, possibly a pituitary tumor. See also clomiPHENE citrate, gonadotropin.
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