Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease characterized by the presence of endometrial glandular epithelial and
stromal cells growing in the extra-uterine environment. The disease affects: ovarian function, oocyte quality, embryo development
and implantation, and uterine function resulting in infertility or spontaneous pregnancy loss. Even though the
world’s prevalence is above 10 %, an effective treatment has not yet been found. New pharmacological approaches have
been designed and patented that could serve as future therapies for this disease.
Keywords: Androgens, coagulation, endometriosis, fertility, GnHR, inflammation, progesterone, signal transduction.
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Published on: 09 August, 2012
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