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(ŏv′yə-lāt′, ō′vyə-)
intr.v. ovu·lated, ovu·lating, ovu·lates
To produce ova; discharge eggs from the ovary.

ov′u·la′tion n.
ov′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.


Patient discussion about ovulate

Q. i just have my period last november 25 and ended on 28.when is my possible fertile and ovulation period please help me identify my fertile and ovulation period

A. If someone knew it, it'd solve the human race many problems with fertility. The problem is that ovulation (and thus, the period of possible fertility) happens 14 days BEFORE the onset of menses, so you know about it only retrospectively.

However there ways such as serial body temperature measuring, along with kits that measures the level of hormones in the urine in order to estimate the time of the coming ovulation, and help in timing intercourse.

You may read more about it here (www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovulation-signs/AN01521 ) but anyway, consulting a doctor (e.g. gynecologist) may be wise.

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Despite normal hormonal levels and ovulation, the obese mice with missing insulin receptors were not as fertile as lean mice with normal insulin levels.
The finding suggests that since the ovaries share partial control of ovulation and fertility with the pituitary, they too may be affected by high insulin levels.
The timing of insemination was based on the timing of ovulation recorded in buffaloes under experiment 1.
The LH levels stayed low prior to the onset of LH surge and after the end of LH surge until ovulation in individual buffaloes.
Timing of ovulation : Timing of ovulation (Mean [+ or -] SEM) after [PGF.
Once ovulation has occurred, another ovulation cannot occur in the interval before the woman's next period.
But from the reports of millions of women using the Billings Ovulation Method over four decades, from the daily study of approximately 10,000 ovarian cycles in a large spectrum of women, from non-intrusive ultra sound studies, and from hormonal monitoring of 750,000 cases.
The accomplishment of ovulation sets in motion a series of biological activities to prepare for nurturing a tiny new child, should impregnation occur.
Designed to help a woman maximize her chance of conception by identifying her most fertile time of the month, the First Response One-Step Ovulation Predictor Test is an easy method to help women find the two days when she is most able to become pregnant.
Moreover, the researchers calculated that these 105 women each averaged 388 ovulation cycles in her life so far, nearly 30 full years' worth, while the ovarian cancer patients without the p53 protein surplus averaged only 342 cycles.
Compared with a group of 3,363 healthy women, the women who had cancer and an overabundance of the telltale p53 protein were nine times more likely to have had high numbers of ovulation cycles.
Marcos Arevalo, director of biomedical research at the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, the study's "data on the day of ovulation, and the fact that actual ovulation occurs only once in a cycle, provide support for the efficacy of natural family planning methods.