blood progesterone

blood progesterone

the level of progesterone in the blood; used as a means of early pregnancy diagnosis in cows and ewes. See also progesterone, pregnancy tests.
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Characterization of caprine estrous cycle using enzyme immunoassay for the determination of whole blood progesterone concentration.
2005), we have demonstrated that the anti-hypertensive effects of TS differed on G(gestational day) 19, P(postpartum day)1 and P7 and also that this difference may be related to blood progesterone levels.
Another study presented at last week's meeting suggests that an afternoon drop in blood progesterone levels may somehow contribute to PMS symptoms, especially the cravings for sweet or salty foods, which can lead to the eating binges reported by some women with PMS.
Healthy women typically show a decline in blood progesterone after eating the midday meal, he says, but the volunteers with PMS showed an exaggerated hormonal response to their repast.
The stage of the estrous cycle was determined from the structure of the ovaries and blood progesterone levels.
The mean blood progesterone levels of the cows are shown in Table 1.