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Effect of a traditional herbal medicine (shakuyaku-kanzo-to) on testosterone secretion in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome detected by ultrasound.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3292675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 20 infertile Japanese with polycystic ovary syndrome Shakuyaku-Kanzo-To was used to lower plasma testosterone levels and hence to induce pregnancy. The polycystic ovary was classified into two types; general cystic and peripheral cystic patterns. Plasma testosterone was decreased in 18/20 (90%) and 5/20 (25%) became pregnant. The plasma testosterone concentration in the case of the general cystic pattern was significantly higher than that of peripheral cystic pattern, and the pregnancy rate in those with the general cystic pattern was lower. The efficacy of Shakuyaku-Kanzo-To therefore seems to vary according to the type of polycystic ovary syndrome treated.
K Takahashi; K Yoshino; T Shirai; A Nishigaki; Y Araki; M Kitao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nihon Sanka Fujinka Gakkai zasshi     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0300-9165     ISO Abbreviation:  Nippon Sanka Fujinka Gakkai Zasshi     Publication Date:  1988 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-08-19     Completed Date:  1988-08-19     Revised Date:  2011-07-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505749     Medline TA:  Nihon Sanka Fujinka Gakkai Zasshi     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  789-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shimane Medical University.
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MeSH Terms
Drug Evaluation
Drugs, Chinese Herbal / therapeutic use*
Gonadotropins, Pituitary / blood
Plants, Medicinal
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome / blood,  diagnosis,  drug therapy*
Testosterone / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Drugs, Chinese Herbal; 0/Gonadotropins, Pituitary; 58-22-0/Testosterone

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