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 (ăn-ō′vyə-lā′shən, -ŏv′yə-)
The failure, cessation, or suppression of ovulation.


failure to produce eggs or to discharge them from an ovary
[C20: from an- + ovulate]
ˌanovuˈlatory adj


(ˌæn ɒv yəˈleɪ ʃən, -oʊ vyə-, ænˌɒv yə, -ˌoʊ vyə-)

the absence of ovulation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anovulation - the absence of ovulation due to immaturity or post-maturity or pregnancy or oral contraceptive pills or dysfunction of the ovaryanovulation - the absence of ovulation due to immaturity or post-maturity or pregnancy or oral contraceptive pills or dysfunction of the ovary
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
ovulation - the expulsion of an ovum from the ovary (usually midway in the menstrual cycle)


n. anovulación, cese de ovulación.


n anovulación f
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Studies have shown that lack of iron can cause anovulation - whereby a woman doesn't ovulate," warns nutritionist Gaye Godkin.
2%) patients, the cause of menorrhagia was anovulation Tables 3 and 4.
The Rotterdam criteria were established to confirm diagnosis of PCOS in women who have at least two of the following symptoms; hyperandrogenism, polycystic ovaries and oligo- and/or anovulation (2).
The menorrhagia is probably the result of breakthrough bleeding associated with anovulation, which leads to deficient LH and excess oestrogen.
Menstrual irregularities, anovulation, and low conception rates in particular have all been associated with obesity through its effect on the hypothalamic pituitary ovarian axis.
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Our findings that lifestyle intervention in obese women more often leads to natural conception, specifically in anovulatory women, should be used in their counseling before fertility treatment and could reasonably be offered as first-line treatment for anovulation in obese women," she said in a written statement.
She then talked about chronic anovulation, menstrual dysfunctions.
Treatment of anovulation in the Stein-Leventhal syndrome.
Female mice missing both PRs display compromised sexual behavior, neuroendocrine gonadotropin regulation, anovulation, uterine dysfunction, and impaired ductal branching lobuloalveolar components of the mammary gland.
Leventhal associated the presence of ovarian cysts with anovulation.
PCOS is characterized by both hormonal and metabolic disorders, and the disorder itself could be characterized as hyperandrogenism and chronic anovulation in the absence of the pituitary and adrenal pathology.