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in an infertile woman what specific treatment can be given to induce follicle maturation and what specific treatment can be given to induce an LH surge

menotropins (human menopausal gonadotropin) can be given to induce follicle maturation

a large dose of hCG can be given to induce LH surge to promote ovulation


a baby whose mother had gestational diabetes will have what kind of glucose levels when born?
what will the baby's birth weight be like?

maternal glucose crosses the membrane (without insulin) causing the fetus to increase its insulin production;
when born the baby will have transient hypoglycemia as a result
the baby will also experience fetal and neonatal macrosomia (high birth weight)


what are the neonatal complications/symptoms of gestational diabetes

premature delivery, fetal and neonatal macrosomia, transient hypoglycemia, hypocalcemia, neural tube defects (e.g. cadaul regression syndrome), polycythemia, respiratory distress, transient hypertrophic cardiomyopathy


when a woman is anorexic, by what mechanism does she become amenorrheic

pulsatile GnRH halts once the body's fat levels drop below a certain threshold