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Synthetic ovulation stimulants

What are Synthetic ovulation stimulants?

Synthetic ovulation stimulants are drugs that stimulate ovulation or release of ovum from the ovaries.

The drug in this category has a similar structure to estrogen. It binds to the estrogen receptors so the brain thinks there is a low level of estrogen in the body. Therefore estrogen cannot provide accurate negative feedback to the hypothalamus and gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) is released. GnRH activates the pituitary gland to release follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). FSH and LH secretion stimulates growth of ovarian follicles and subsequent release of the egg.

Synthetic ovulation stimulants are used in treating infertility in anovulatory women.

List of Synthetic ovulation stimulants

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Clomid (Pro)
Generic name: clomiphene
214 reviews
Serophene (Pro)
Generic name: clomiphene
1 review
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

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