metestrus


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met·es·trus

, metestrum (met-es'trŭs, -trŭm),
The period between estrus and diestrus in the estrous cycle.
[meta- + estrus]

metestrus

(mĕ-tĕs′trəs)
n.
The period following estrus in most female mammals, when the corpus luteum begins to form.

me·tes′trous (-trəs) adj.

met·es·trus

, metestrum (met-es'trŭs, -trŭm)
The period between estrus and diestrus in the estrous cycle.
Synonym(s): metoestrus, metoestrum.
[meta- + estrus]

metestrus

the period of early corpus luteum development, commencing at the end of estrus and lasting until the beginning of dioestrus. Generally a period of 2 days, but in the bitch the term is usually taken to include the pseudopregnancy (40-90 days).
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In captivity, the estrous phase lasted up to five days, followed by metestrus of up to 2 days.
Comparing the present results to similar study in male (Quintero preliminary results), sex similarities were found in the effect of cortical NMDA receptor antagonism, as the pharmacological blockade of the NR2B subunit at the level of ACC reduced the formalin-induced pain response in both males and females (estrus and metestrus phases) after formalin injection.
Concentrations begin to increase during diestrus and peak for the first time during metestrus.
Recent experiments in our laboratory have demonstrated that TGase1 is expressed in vaginal epithelium of mature mice during the stages of the estrous cycle when estrogen levels are high, namely, estrus, metestrus, and diestrus.
Shortened estrous cycle has been associated with early metestrus P4 supplement and therefore lower conception rates.
Follicles from diet-restricted animals did not show the age effect of enhanced follicular content of E2 173 and reduced content for progestogens and androgens until approximately 600 days of age, and then only at oestrus and metestrus.
Vaginal smears from control group, which was subjected to sham-OVX, showed one of the regular estrous cycles including diestrus, proestrus, estrus, and metestrus.
In mammals with estrous cycles, the luteal phase encompasses metestrus and diestrus (Figure 12-2).
These animals displayed vaginal smears resembling atypical sustained metestrus as described for THF-diols (Markaverich et al.
Most of the control and hydrogen groups' mice exhibited normal estrous cycles, with ordered proestrus, estrus, metestrus, and diestrous phases.
Metestrus The phase of the estrus cycle between estrus and diestrus, during which the corpus luteum is developing.