The release of an egg cell (ovum) from the ovary in female animals, regulated in mammals by hormones produced by the pituitary gland during the menstrual cycle.
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How to use ovulation in a sentence
A woman typically starts her life with millions of eggs but only 400 or so will ever undergo ovulation.
Research has concluded that the drug works “only” by preventing ovulation.
And go easy on fiber, which in large amounts can interfere with ovulation.Exercise and Fertility: Are You Too Fit to Get Pregnant? | DailyBurn | August 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Timing sex actually improves fertility: A recent study found that women who timed sex around ovulation got pregnant faster.
It lists how the product might function, noting it “works mainly by preventing ovulation.”Why Can’t the FDA Fix Outdated Birth Control Labels? | Tiffany Stanley | March 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Menstruation and ovulation ordinarily occur simultaneously, but they may be independent and take place at different times.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
In the girl, the breasts and the pelvis assume the adult female type, and ovulation and menstruation begin.The Sexual Life of the Child | Albert Moll
It is not, however, necessary that these processes should in the case of all animals occur at the same time as ovulation.Schenk's Theory: The Determination of Sex | Samuel Leopold Schenk
ovulation is never in any case altogether independent of the influences of diet and metabolism.Schenk's Theory: The Determination of Sex | Samuel Leopold Schenk
His views of bird migration, based on the matter of ovulation and not on food supply, are extremely interesting.
Cultural definitions for ovulation
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