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This is a drug used to stimulate ovulation. It contains equal amounts of FSH and LH. It is administered by injection and is used to stimulate the development of the follicle and the egg in the ovary in women undergoing ovulation induction. This preparation is also used in men with infertility due to primary or secondary problems of sperm production to stimulate sperm production.
This is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist who has had extra training in maternal fetal medicine. They treat high risk pregnant women and manage their pregnancies and deliveries.
A small hormone producing gland just beneath the hypothalamus at the base of the brain. The hormones produced control the ovaries, the thyroid and the adrenal glands of the woman. FSH, LH and TSH are some of the hormones produced. Disorders of this gland leads to irregular or absent ovulation in the female and abnormal or absent sperm production in the male.
PLI (Paternal Lymphocyte Immunization).
See LIT (Lymphocyte Immunization Therapy).
This is a steroid that blocks inflammation of an allergic reaction. A common reaction from this drug is bloating. It is a drug that can cause many side effects. Ask your doctor many questions about its many side effects.
Premature ovarian failure.
Cessation of menstruation due to failure of the ovaries before the age of 40. This condition is also called the early menopause. It is often associated with autoimmune abnormalities in the woman and a history of infertility, IVF failures or recurrent pregnancy losses.
A female hormone secreted by the ovary after ovulation during the second half of the menstrual cycle (luteal phase). The cells producing the hormone are called luteal cells. The body producing the progesterone in the ovary is called the corpus luteum. Adequate progesterone production is essential for the success of all pregnancies.