Definitions for "Clomiphene Citrate"
An oral medication used to stimulate the ovary and/or synchronize an ovarian follicle development.
A synthetic hormone that is used alone or in combination with other fertility drugs to induce the ovulation of more than one egg. When marketed in the United States, clomiphene citrate is also known as Clomid or Serophene.
(CC) an anti-estrogen (MRL-41) therapy for WHO group II (eu-oestrogenic) infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome. Used for more than 40 years it is a simple, cheap treatment, with low side effects and yields a 25% live birth rate. Alternative therapeutics being considered are metformin, aromatase inhibitors and low-dose FSH. (More? Greenblatt RB, Barfield WE, Jungck EC, Ray AW. Induction of ovulation with MRL/41. Preliminary report. JAMA. 1961 Oct 14;178:101-4. | Homburg R. Clomiphene citrate--end of an era? A mini-review. Hum Reprod. 2005 Aug;20(8):2043-51.) | Notes - Ovary