luteolysis

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luteolysis

 [loo″te-ol´ĭ-sis]
degeneration of corpus luteum.

lu·te·ol·y·sis

(lū'tē-ol'i-sis), Avoid the mispronunciation luteoly'sis.
Degeneration or destruction of ovarian luteinized tissue.

luteolysis

The destruction or involution of a corpus luteum, which occurs at the end of the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle in absence of fertilisation of the egg.

lu·te·ol·y·sis

(lū'tē-ol'i-sis)
Degeneration or destruction of ovarian luteinized tissue.
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Uterine ecbolics, luteolytic agents, uterine lavage and/or plasma infusion are recommended prior to selection of antibiotic therapy in equine endometritis (Bermudz et al., 1995; Zent et al., 1998; Causey, 2006).
PG[F.sub.2[alpha]] besides being a prompt luteolytic agent, also induces stimulation of uterine cellular immune function, uterine phagocytic activity along with prolonged uterine contractions that aid in clearance of uterine exudates (Lewis, 2004; Hirsbrunner et al., 2003; Nakao et al., 1997; Kelly et al., 2001; Seals et al., 2003).
Unlike other ruminants where placenta-derived progesterone becomes significant, the goat depends on corpus-luteum-derived progesterone throughout pregnancy and is thus susceptible to luteolytic agents, including prostaglandins, throughout the whole period of pregnancy [15].