follicular phase


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Related to follicular phase: ovulation, luteal phase, ovulatory phase

follicular phase

the long phase constituting the first half of the human menstrual cycle. As the menstrual flow ceases, the ovarian follicle continues its development started at the end of the previous cycle and increases its production of inhibin B and estradiol. The endometrium is stimulated by increasing levels of estrogen and increases in thickness to prepare for possible reproduction. At the end of this phase the luteinizing hormone surge and follicle-stimulating hormone surge begin, signaling the start of the ovulatory phase.

proliferative phase

The early/preovulation half of the menstrual cycle, which is initiated by a small peak in serum FSH and histologically characterised by short glands with increased mitotic activity.

follicular phase

 Proliferative phase, see there.

follicular phase

that part of the OESTROUS CYCLE in which GRAAFIAN FOLLICLES are formed and their secretions start.

follicular

pertaining to or emanating from a follicle.

follicular antrum
spaces formed by the confluence of small lakes of follicular liquid in the ovary.
canine hereditary black hair follicular dysplasia
see black hair follicular dysplasia.
cyclic follicular dysplasia
see seasonal flank alopecia.
follicular cyst
1. see cystic follicle; cystic ovarian degeneration.
2. retention cysts in the hair follicles are common, resembling pustules.
follicular dysplasia syndrome
in Siberian huskies; a late-appearing, symmetrical alopecia, affecting mostly the guard hairs.
follicular hyalinosis
see intrafollicular hyalinosis.
follicular mange
follicular pharyngitis
chronic disease in young racing horses; of importance as a disruption of training; characterized by frequent cough, dyspnea with exercise, poor exercise tolerance.
follicular phase
see proliferative phase.
follicular plug
formed by excessive keratin in an inactive hair follicle.
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Follicular phase (Days 1-14): 30:40:30 macronutrient intake (carbs:protein:fat).
E level was significantly higher in the luteal phase than in the follicular phase.
Furthermore, NT4 mRNA was lower in the ovary during the follicular phase than the luteal phase.
The limit of detection of estradiol in unextracted patient samples was poor considering the need to quantify the clinically important low concentrations of estradiol in serum during the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle.
The follicular phase consists of the first 14 days of the menstrual cycle.
The current study was conducted to determine and compare the GnRH antagonist protocol during early and late follicular phase with GnRH antagonist (flexible) and long GnRH agonist protocols in patients with PCOS undergoing ICSI.
Obesity is associated with longer menstrual cycles, specifically because of an increase in the follicular phase.
Plasma progesterone concentrations did not differ significantly between HP and PP does during the follicular phase.
These female subjects were studied during the follicular phase of their menstrual cycle when progesterone was low.
1999), we reported that smokers had different menstrual cycle characteristics compared with nonsmokers; heavy smoking was associated with shorter and more variable cycle lengths, with the shortening occurring primarily during the follicular phase.
2% rate among 364 women in the follicular phase or the 79.