luteal phase of endometrial menstrual cycle

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luteal phase of endometrial menstrual cycle

period lasting about 13 days, coincides with the formation of the corpus luteum; this phase is controlled by progesterone, secreted by the corpus luteum. The uterine glands secrete a glycogen-rich material while the endometrium thickens.