Document Type : Review Article


Remote Sensing Department, College of Remote Sensing and Geophysics, Al-Karkh University of Science, Baghdad, Iraq


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a popular illness in women after puberty age. It’s described via overdone androgen production, and ovulation unrest while elevating metabolic syndrome. PCOS was usually diagnosed by Ultrasound or blood test to check the androgens and other hormone levels. There are many causes of having pathogenesis of POCS which was related to abnormalities in hormone levels, insulin resistance, obesity, and others. the symptoms of PCOS could include irregular periods, excess body hair, weight gain, oily skin, and infertility. Due to the variety of symptoms, the POCS has many different types of treatment options, for instant use of medications or lifestyle changes such as weight loss. Many medications are used to treat PCOS like organic compounds and have proven effective in treating PCOS as well as many metallic elements will aid medicinal chemists in planning, organizing, and implementing new approaches toward the discovery of novel drugs. One of the most important medications which were used to treat PCOS is clomiphene citrate and that is commonly used for the treatment of infertility. This review highlights to the causes and treatments of PCOS and gives many examples of recent research that uses drugs and metallic elements as a medication.

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: pathogenesis, management, and treatment with metals and organic compounds


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Dr. Shimaa Ahmad Hassan

Al-Karkh University of Science




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