Glossary

Obstructive Azoospermia

Azoospermia that is due to a blockage in the sperm duct system.

Oligospermia

A low sperm count.

Ovarian Failure

The failure of the ovary to respond to FSH stimulation from the pituitary because of damage to or malformation of the ovary, or a chronic disease such as autoimmune disease. Diagnosed by elevated FSH in the blood.

Ovary

The female gonad (there are two ovaries in the female genital tract) that produces eggs and hormones. "Oophoritis" refers to inflammation of the ovary.

Ovulation

The release of the egg (ovum) from the ovarian follicle.

Ovulation Induction

Medical treatment performed to initiate ovulation.

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