uterine glands


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u·ter·ine glands

[TA]
numerous simple tubular glands in the uterine mucosa that secrete a glycogen-rich mucous fluid during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle.
Synonym(s): glandulae uterinae [TA]

uterine glands

simple tubular glands found throughout the thickness and extent of the endometrium. They become enlarged during the premenstrual period.

u·ter·ine glands

(yū'tĕr-in glandz) [TA]
Numerous simple tubular glands in the uterine mucosa that secrete a glycogen-rich mucous fluid during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle.
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The evidence of the integrity of epithelial cells, in association with the development of uterine glands in groups I and II suggests that the uterus was receptive to embryonic implantation.
The resulting reproductive-tract abnormalities in the two groups, such as malformed oviducts and missing uterine glands, closely resembled each other, says Sassoon.
As shown in Figure 4, Aroclor 1254-exposed wild-type and Wnt7a +/- uteri that had increased numbers of uterine glands at PND6 show a striking decrease in gland number at PND30, mirroring the phenotype observed in the DES-exposed uteri.