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oophorectomy

 [o″of-o-rek´to-me]
removal of one or both ovaries; done for tumors, severe infection, or certain other ovarian disorders. If this is done to a girl who has not yet reached puberty, it prevents the development of secondary sex characters. If both ovaries are removed from an adult woman, reproduction is not possible and the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are no longer produced. Called also ovariectomy.

o·var·i·ec·to·my

(ō-var'ē-ek'tŏ-mē),
Excision of one or both ovaries.
Synonym(s): oophorectomy
[ovario- + G. ektomē, excision]

ovariectomy

(ō-vâr′ē-ĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. ovariecto·mies

ovariectomy

Oophorectomy The excision of one or more ovaries; ♀ castration

o·var·i·ec·to·my

(ō-var'ē-ek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of one or both ovaries.
Synonym(s): oophorectomy.
[ovario- + G. ektomē, excision]

ovariectomy

See OOPHORECTOMY.
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The effect of an acute intraperitoneal injection of morphine (10 mg/kg) was measured for several hours in mice, 6 months after ovariectomies or sham surgeries.
The questionnaire did not differentiate between hysterectomies with and without ovariectomies. A crude distinction, which may have caused some misclassification, was made between the two by assuming that only hysterectomies with ovariectomies were followed by estrogen treatment.
Shorter covers the domain of gynecological surgery, primarily ovariectomies and clitoridectomies, and then motor hysteria, which encompassed paralysis in vitually any portion of the body, as well as hysterical fits, which included everything from catalepsy or fainting trance to uncontrolled motor activity that affected the entire body.
In addition, Framingham's Wilson points out, the 30- to 55-year-old nurses included in the study had all reached menopause, meaning many of them had ceased menstruating at an unusually early age, and many had had ovariectomies and hysterectomies.