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New Approaches in Health Sciences

New Methods and Developments in Health Sciences

Edited By Gökhan Aba

New methods, new approaches and advanced technologies have started to be used for patients to gain access to less costly and more quality diagnosis and treatment services in a shorter time. This book, which includes new approaches in health sciences, has been written by successful and expert researchers who work in different health disciplines of health sciences.

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11: A New Reagent in Determining Ovarian Reserve: Antimullerian Hormone (AMH)


Yılmaz Güzel and Yılda Arzu Aba

11:   A New Reagent in Determining Ovarian Reserve: Antimullerian Hormone (AMH)

1 Introduction

The number of women who are in the tendency to postpone pregnancy plans to advanced ages has increased day by day. Following reasons can be aligned for this postponement: will to start to domesticity, being increasingly gained economic freedom by women, expectancy to raise their children better in better environmental conditions in advanced ages. Especially the tending to marry and have children late makes aging of ovaries that is the essential organ of reproduction skill quite important. Diminishing ovarian reserve is called as ovarian aging. Ovarian reserve is a concept that reflects the quality and number of oocyte and defines the functional potential of ovarium. Much as there can be thought treatment approaches toward problems arising from aging ovarium, there has not been found an approach that stops or regress this process as of yet. However, there are various applications to determine ovarian reserve in the early stage. A large number of tests and reagents have described to evaluate ovarian reserve in literature. However, recent studies show that Antimullerian Hormone (AMH) is a remarkable reagent in women. Changes in AMH levels of women lifetime are detailedly analyzed and argued. It is especially clear that the AMH test is the vital hormonal test before treatment in infertility patients. Moreover, AMH concentration measurement is a similar indicator in terms of estimating ovarian reserve when...

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