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 (ăn-ō′vyə-lə-tôr′ē, -ŏv′yə-)
1. Relating to or causing the suppression of ovulation: an anovulatory drug.
2. Not associated with or influenced by ovulation.


(ænˈɒv yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ˈoʊ vyə-)

also an•ov•u•lar

(-ˈɒv yə lər, -ˈoʊ vyə-)

1. not associated with, caused by, or exhibiting ovulation.
2. inhibiting ovulation.


adj anovulatorio
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There is evidence that obese PCOS women have more severe hyperandrogenism and a significantly higher incidence of anovulatory cycles, oligomenorrhea and/or hirsutism compared to normal weight ones (12) and weight has an effect on the levels of androgens (13), adiponectin, and visfatin (14).
They also speculated that the "hormonal changes leading to anovulation might play a key role since women with MS are less likely to receive the diagnosis during their anovulatory years (childhood or after menopause) and women with MS were found to be more likely to experience relapse shortly before menstruation.
Ovulation: Ovulation in premenopausal anovulatory women or women with polycystic ovarian syndrome may occur with ACTOS.
Moreover, in a "partly longitudinal" study designed to track hormonal changes over time in 200 normal girls aged 7-17, Apter (1980) noted that higher testosterone increased the likelihood of anovulatory menstrual cycles beyond the first postmenarcheal year, a pattern that "could be described as a physiological variant of the pattern seen in polycystic ovary syndrome [PCOS]" (p.
A prospective study of dairy foods intake and anovulatory infertility.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy of women of reproductive age, characterised by hyperandrogenism, hyperinsulinaemia, long-term metabolic disturbances and menstrual irregularities, including anovulatory cycles.
After anesthesia, the reproductive tract was exteriorised through a mid-ventral incision and the superovulatory responses were assessed by counting the corpus luteum (CL) and anovulatory follicles of both ovaries.
It is the most frequent cause of anovulatory infertility and can bring terrible physical changes in the appearance of a woman, if not treated at an initial stage.
Another common reason for low progesterone levels is an anovulatory cycle (a menstrual cycle in which there is no ovulation), often observed in perimenopause.
heavy menstrual bleeding in adolescent girls is anovulatory dysfunctional uterine bleeding owing to the immaturity of the hypothalamic--pituitary--ovarian axis (9).
Papillary syncytial metaplasia is usually encountered in a menstrual or collapsing endometrium after ovulatory and anovulatory cycles and is believed to be a regenerative phenomenon.
None of our subjects used anovulatory contraceptives during the study, nor did they experience other hormonal changes such as amenorrhea or menopause.