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clomiphene

Line breaks: clomi|phene
Pronunciation: /ˈkləʊmɪfiːn
 
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Definition of clomiphene in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic non-steroidal 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.

Origin

1970s: from chlo(ro-) + (a)mi(ne) + phen(yl).

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