luteal phase deficiency


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lu·te·al phase de·fect

a condition characterized by inadequate secretion of progesterone during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, with resultant infertility; subnormal luteal function commonly attributed to abnormal pituitary gonadotropin secretion and ovarian follicle dysfunction.

luteal phase deficiency

female infertility or early miscarriage caused by inadequate secretion of progesterone during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle or poor endometrial lining response to progesterone levels. It is associated with an abnormality in pituitary gland function. Also called luteal phase defect.

lu·te·al phase de·fect

(lū'tē-ăl fāz dē'fekt)
Condition characterized by inadequate secretion of progesterone during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, with resultant infertility.
Synonym(s): luteal phase deficiency.
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