Definition of clomiphene in English:

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clomiphene

Pronunciation: /ˈkläməˌfēn/ /ˈklō-/

noun

Medicine
A synthetic nonsteroidal drug used to treat infertility in women by stimulating ovulation.
Example sentences
  • At its simplest it involves the woman taking a drug called clomiphene for six days each month.
  • Ovulation is successful in approximately 75 percent of women treated with clomiphene, but subsequent pregnancy rates are only 30 to 40 percent.
  • This combination also was significantly more effective than clomiphene alone for inducing ovulation.

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Syllabification: clom·i·phene

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