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  1. urofollitropin(Noun)

    A purified form of follicle-stimulating hormone from the urine of postmenopausal women, important in the development of follicles by the ovaries.

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  1. Urofollitropin

    Urofollitropin is a purified form of follicle-stimulating hormone that is manufactured by extraction from human urine and then purified to remove various proteins and other substances. FSH is important in the development of follicles produced by the ovaries. Given by subcutaneous injection, it is used in combination with human chorionic gonadotropin to assist in ovulation and fertility. It is also used with in vitro fertilization methods. The dosage is adjusted to each individual's response. The most common side effects are abdominal or pelvic pain, bloating, as well as redness, pain or swelling at the injection site. Follitropin is possibly associated with increased risk of endometrial carcinoma. It is not for use during pregnancy, as there is evidence for birth defects under follitropin treatment.

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  1. Urofollitropin

    A protein extract of human menopausal urine in which LUTEINIZING HORMONE has been partially or completely removed. Urofollitropin represents FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE from the urine.


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