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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The effectiveness of ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination in the treatment of persistent infertility: a meta-analysis.
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).
Oral contraceptive pills pretreatment likely offers little benefit versus immediate treatment with ovulation induction.
The results of the present study indicate that administration of a multiple micronutrient can increase the pregnancy rate in women undergoing ovulation induction.
Ovulation induction with clomiphene citrate complicated by deep vein thrombosis.
In the US, GONAL-f(R) Multi-Dose, available as the GONAL-f(R) 1050 IU vial or GONAL-f(R) 450 IU vial is indicated for the induction of spermatogenesis in men with primary and secondary hypogonadotropic hypogonadism in whom the cause of infertility is not due to primary testicular failure as well as for ovulation induction and the development of multiple follicles in the ovulatory female patient participating in an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).
They describe female ovulation, tubal function, and uterine function, male factor infertility, common medical conditions and environmental factors that affect fertility, psychological aspects, medical management of the anovulatory female and the complications of ovulation induction, surgical management of the female, medical and surgical management of the male, and unexplained infertility.
Of the 18 patients with pregnancies that resulted in live births, 12 conceived spontaneously Three others underwent in vitro fertilization, two underwent intrauterine insemination, and one underwent ovulation induction.
The minimum prerequisites for ovulation induction therapy are the same as those for natural fertility.
The objective of this trial was to compare directly the three most commonly used medications for ovulation induction or ovarian stimulation in couples with unexplained infertility--by using injectable gonadotropin medications, the aromatase inhibitor letrozole, or clomiphene citrate (Clomid).