the use of female hormone therapy (clomiphene citrate or gonadotropins) to stimulate oocyte development and release.
The therapeutic use of female hormones to stimulate egg development and release. Useful hormones and hormone-based medications include clomiphene citrate, Pergonal, Humegon, Metrodin, and hCG.
Medical treatment to stimulate follicular growth and development and trigger ovulation. Drugs used to induce ovulation include clomiphene citrate, which stimulates GnRH release by the hypothalamus to increase the production of the hormones FSH and LH by the pituitary. Administration of exogenous FSH (treatment with preparations containing follicle stimulating hormone) is used to directly stimulate the ovaries.