noun (plural ovariectomies)
Surgical removal of one or both ovaries; oophorectomy.
- Bilateral mastectomies or ovariectomy are recommended preventative measures, neither of which is a complete barrier to cancer development.
- Extracts also have been shown to be useful for younger women suffering hormonal deficits following ovariectomy or hysterectomy, as well as for juvenile menstrual disorders.
- Further, a decrease in the estrogen levels after ovariectomy would increase pituitary gonadotropin secretion and would stimulate the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone and prolactin.
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