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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Evaluation of intravenous hydroxylethyl starch, intravenous albumin 20%, and oral cabergoline for prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in patients undergoing ovulation induction. J Res Med Sci.
Climiphene Citrate or Letrozole for ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome: A prospective randomized trial.
However, in the setting of ovulation induction, letrozole is not administered while the patient is pregnant and is discontinued many days before ovulation and conception.
Prospective parallel randomized double blind double dummy controlled clinical trial comparing clomiphene citrate and metformin as the first line treatment for ovulation induction in nonobese anovulatory women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Conception is reported in these patients occurring either spontaneously or with ovulation induction, but carrying successfully through to term is difficult, especially in the later condition (3, 6).
"The concern that letrozole use for ovulation induction could be teratogenic is unfounded based on our data," wrote Dr.
Efforts to reduce the rate of multiple gestation should focus not only on patients undergoing IVF but on those undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) or ovulation induction. In COS, pharmacologic treatment is used to stimulate the production of more than one oocyte.
Although CRVO is a rare condition in fertility patients care should be exercised, especially in patients with associated risk factors who undergo ovulation induction with clomiphene citrate.
MONTREAL -- Ovulation induction for in vitro fertilization may promote the growth of breast cancer in patients who are predisposed to the disease, results of a case series of seven IVF patients later diagnosed with the disease suggest.
6.3% patients conceived following use of ovulation induction agents.