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anovulation

[‚an‚äv·yə′lā·shən]
(medicine)
The absence of ovulation.
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In superovulated does, reduced fertility occurred due to prolonged elevation in estrogen concentrations resulting from the large anovulatory follicles and the abnormal maturation of oocytes (Cameron et al.
George K, Nair R & Tharyan P 2009, Ovulation triggers in anovulatory women undergoing ovulation induction.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age with clinical symptoms of anovulatory infertility, hyperandrogenism, and also associated with insulin resistance and obesity (21).
Women with anovulatory cycles were more likely to be nulliparous and unmarried.
2] secretion only by GCs from anovulatory PCOS women and not from normoovulatory PCOS and normal women (24).
It is important to understand that menstrual dysfunction occurs along a continuum: women with anovulatory cycles may still have menstrual bleeding, and thus appear eumenorrheic, but their overall estrogen levels will be lower than women with true ovulatory eumenorrhea.
It can also cause anovulatory infertility, which means the ovaries do not produce any eggs.
Determining whether the bleeding is ovulatory or anovulatory is a central part of the evaluation, as anovulation is one of the most common causes of abnormal uterine bleeding.
The single most common cause of anovulatory infertility is polycystic ovary syndrome--a condition characterized by obesity, excessive hair growth, and irregular to absent menstrual periods.
They describe female ovulation, tubal function, and uterine function, male factor infertility, common medical conditions and environmental factors that affect fertility, psychological aspects, medical management of the anovulatory female and the complications of ovulation induction, surgical management of the female, medical and surgical management of the male, and unexplained infertility.
Waves of anovulatory ovarian activity were documented by hormone assays and published in the scientific literature during the late 1950s and early 1960s," noted the Australian fertility expert Professor-Emeritus James B.
It also says that, "In all 50 of the women evaluated, the final wave of the IOI was an ovulatory major wave, while preceding waves were either major or minor anovulatory waves.