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Any marked ↑ in flow of a substance above a relatively constant baseline Reproductive physiology An abrupt ↑ in LH secretion Background LHRL–luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone is normally secreted in episodic bursts, resulting in cyclical peaks of LH; LHRH bursts are ↑ by estrogens and ↓ by progesterone and testosterone and ↑ in frequency until the end of the follicular phase, at which time a surge of LH signals the onset of endometrial secretion, in preparation for a fertilized egg
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Overall, the average price per square foot for Brooklyn apartments increased each consecutive quarter from the first quarter of 2004 through the fourth quarter of 2005, and surged 36.
Fort Greene one- and two-family dwellings surged 82.