superovulation


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su·per·ov·u·la·tion

(sū'pĕr-ov'yū-lā'shŭn),
Ovulation of a super normal number of ova; usually the result of the administration of exogenous gonadotropins.
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superovulation

Reproduction medicine Hyperstimulation of the ovaries with gonadotropins to drive development of dominant follicles; SO is commonly used in couples with unexplained or male-factor infertility. See Artificial reproductive technology.
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superovulation

The production of more than one or two ova at one time. Superovulation is common when drugs are used to stimulate ovulation in the treatment of infertility.
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Sun et al., "Administration of visfatin during superovulation improves developmental competency of oocytes and fertilitypotential in aged female mice," Fertility and Sterility, vol.
"Beginning treatment with immediate IVF, compared with initial treatments of superovulation and IUI, results in [a] significantly higher number of live-born infants."
At 6-8 weeks of age, the female mice underwent superovulation [equine chorionic gonadotropin followed by human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), both at 5.0 IU in 0.1 mL saline; both from Calbiochem, Gibbstown, NJ] or superovulation and mating as described previously (Jefferson et al.
Superovulation and embryo transfer in Holstein cattle using sexed sperm Theriogenology 71: 68-73.
BOX 12-1 Focus on Fertility: Synchronizing Estrus and Ovulation The ability to regulate timing of estrus and ovulation is essential for effective superovulation and embryo transfer and also enhances effectiveness of artificial insemination.
(22.) Mitwally MF, Casper RE Potential of aromatase inhibitors for ovulation and superovulation induction in infertile women.
The female partners underwent superovulation using a standardised regimen and follow-up procedure.
The risks to women who provide eggs are associated primarily with the drugs used to induce superovulation. Severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is a rare but life-threatening event.
Beginning on the morning of days 13 of the estrous cycle (day 0=estrus), ewes received twice daily (morning and evening) intramuscular injections of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH; to induce superovulation) as follows: Day 13, 5 units/injection; Day 14, 4 units/injection; and Day 15, 3 units/injection.