ovarian reserve

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ovarian reserve

the number and quality of oocytes in the ovaries of a woman of childbearing age.

ovarian reserve

A term of art referring to the capacity of the ovaries to provide one or more eggs capable of becoming fertilised, leading to a successful term pregnancy. FSH measurement serves as a surrogate marker of ovarian reserve; inconceivable women typically have a poor ovarian reserve.

ovarian reserve

The number of remaining oocytes or follicles in the ovaries. The number typically falls with increasing age. It also declines as a result of some types of chemotherapy. Women with very limited ovarian reserves may have difficulty conceiving a child without assisted reproductive techniques.
See also: reserve
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