follicular phase


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Related to follicular phase: ovulation, luteal phase, ovulatory phase

proliferative phase

The early/preovulation half of the menstrual cycle, which is initiated by a small peak in serum FSH and histologically characterised by short glands with increased mitotic activity.
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follicular phase

 Proliferative phase, see there.
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follicular phase

that part of the OESTROUS CYCLE in which GRAAFIAN FOLLICLES are formed and their secretions start.
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When our results compared to the menstrual cycle phases, there was no significant differences in the volumes of uterine layers measured with three methods between women in the follicular phase and the luteal phase.
Interestingly, a recent study found that CRP concentrations are significantly higher in the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle when compared to the luteal phase (Vashishta et al., 2017), and WomenNM in the present study were tested in the follicular phase of their cycle in order to isolate the effects of the exogenous hormones contained in the OC pill.
All of the participants had normal results in follicular phase.
Comparison of low-intensity blood flow-restricted training-induced muscular hypertrophy in eumenorrheic women in the follicular phase and luteal phase and age-matched men.
It appears that endogenous LH in the late follicular phase acts positively on P secretion and women treated with GnRH agonist protocols are more prone to P elevation (10).
The following treatment plans are adopted depending on the phase of the menstrual cycles: If the patient is in the late follicular phase (menstrual cycle day 7 with emergence of a dominant follicle > 13 mm, and/or progesterone level <2 ng/[micro]L), ovarian stimulation with gonadotropins is started.
(26) Elevated oestrogen levels, seen during the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle and with HRT post-menopause, corresponds with increased goblet cell density and maturation of conjunctival cells.
Fasting blood test assessing metabolism and sex hormones was conducted during the follicular phase of their next menstrual cycle on day 7 to 9, after which, participants were instructed to commence the allocated intervention.
Among females, 69 volunteers were in follicular phase of their hormonal cycle.
There was also a considerable rise in progesterone in the follicular phase which fell off abruptly with ovulation.