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Five ampoules of 'Gonadotraphon'

Gonadotraphic hormones are produced by the pituitary gland. They affect the production of oestrogen and progesterone by the body. These two hormones are vital for reproduction. This box contains five sterile ampoules of Gonadotraphon and five vials of solvent to be mixed with the hormone for intramuscular injection. Gonadotraphic hormones were first used therapeutically in the 1930s. Multiple births resulted from their use in cases of infertility.

Object number:

1981-1809

 

Glossary:

Glossary: pregnancy

The condition of having a developing unborn embryo or foetus in the body. A human pregnancy is usually of 40 weeks gestation.

Glossary: ampoule

A sealed glass or plastic capsule containing one dose of a drug in the form of a sterile solution for injection.

Glossary: obstetrics

A branch of medicine dealing with the care of women. This care occurs during pregnancy, childbirth, and the period of recovery from childbirth.