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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.
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(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.
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adj anovulatorio
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Furthermore, many anovulatory PCOS patients ovulate occasionally and some may resume regular menstrual cycles for variable periods of time.
(2) In addition to a pregnancy test, consider testing for thyroid dysfunction and obtaining serum prolactin levels for women presenting with anovulatory bleeding.
They could be anovulatory, ovulatory, or of indeterminate ovulatory status, and were required to have a normal endometrial cavity of limited size.
PCOS is the most frequent reason for referral to our Gynaecological Endocrine Service and is important as a cause of anovulatory infertility.
Scott described four cases that suggest decidual casts might be a rare but important side effect associated with use of the hormonal contraceptive--particularly among those exposed after a prolonged period of anovulatory endometrial proliferation.
In a study of 13 young women who ovulated normally and were placed on an 800-calorie vegetarian diet, 7 became anovulatory within one cycle, she said.
Anovulatory bleeding was more common in above 40 age group.
The phase IV study evenly randomized 159 anovulatory women, aged 18-39 years, with a diagnosis of PCOS to one tablet of letrozole 2.5 mg or clomiphene 50 mg daily for 5 days, continuing until pregnancy or up to six cycles.
In addition, catamenial seizures exhibit at least 3 patterns: perimenstrual, periovulatory within ovulatory cycles, and entire luteal phase within anovulatory cycles.22 Earlier studies demonstrated that Ganaxolone would be a specific drug for perimenstrual catamenial epilepsy other than all the 3 patterns.23,24
Palomba16 studied uterine vascularization endometrial thickness and endometrial pattern in 37 patients with anovulatory PCOS treated with metformin for 6 months and in 30 age matched control subjects.
Fibroids often demonstrate a growth spurt in the perimenopausal years, likely because of anovulatory cycles with a relative estrogen excess that commonly occurs irregularly during this time.
CASE 1 Anovulatory patient requests endometrial ablation