premature ovarian failure

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Related to premature ovarian failure: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

premature menopause

failure of cyclic ovarian function before age 40.
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premature ovarian failure

The loss of ovarian function before age 40, which affects an estimated 1% of the population.

Clinical findings
Amenorrhoea, hypergonadotropinism, hypo-oestrogenism.
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premature ovarian failure

Cessation of menses before age 40, often accompanied by ↑ serum gonadotropin Etiology Idiopathic, or 2º to ovarian receptor antibodies, viral infection, cytotoxic drugs, RT, etc
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pre·ma·ture men·o·pause

(prē'mă-chŭr' men'ŏ-pawz)
Failure of cyclic ovarian function before age 40.
Synonym(s): premature ovarian failure.
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In humans, premature ovarian failure (POF) is defined as a primary ovarian defect or arrested folliculogenesis/premature depletion of ovarian follicles before the age of 40 years.
(12) suggested that the absence of premature ovarian failure on the list of possible adverse reactions in the HPV vaccine product leaflet could lead to an underreporting of this potentially vaccine-associated effect.
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Premature ovarian failure is a syndrome characterized by lack of folliculogenesis and ovarian estrogen production, associated with amenorrhea and infertility in women under the age of 40 [1].
According to charity The Daisy Network, one in 100 women under 40 will go through premature menopause - or premature ovarian failure as it is also called.
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