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Ovulation Induction : Clomiphene Citrate Vs. Gonadotropin, Chorionic


Ovulation induction is the stimulation of ovulation by medication. Strictly, ovulation induction would specifically refer only to the induced ovulation of already mature follicles in the ovaries. However, the term is usually used for stimulation of the development of ovarian follicles to reverse anovulation or oligoovulation. In any case, ovarian stimulation (in the sense of stimulating the development of oocytes) is often used in conjunction with ("strict") ovulation induction. Also, a few definitions also include ovarian hyperstimulation (stimulating the development of multiple follicles of the ovaries in one single cycle) in the definition of ovarian stimulation. Otherwise, ovarian hyperstimulation may still be a side effect of ovulation induction.

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