Definitions for "Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation"
stimulation of the ovaries with various hormonal medications to develop as many ovarian follicles as possible and to control the timing of ovulation for egg recovery.
In response to the administration of fertility drugs, the maturation of several follicles simultaneously, which results in the production of an exaggerated hormonal response.
The use of medications to stimulate multiple follicular development in the ovaries. This stimulation is called “controlled” because the patient is carefully monitored with ultrasounds and hormonal blood testing.