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the long phase constituting the first half of the human menstrual cycle. As the menstrual flow ceases, the ovarian follicle continues its development started at the end of the previous cycle and increases its production of inhibin B and estradiol. The endometrium is stimulated by increasing levels of estrogen and increases in thickness to prepare for possible reproduction. At the end of this phase the luteinizing hormone surge and follicle-stimulating hormone surge begin, signaling the start of the ovulatory phase.
proliferative phaseThe 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.
follicular phaseProliferative phase, see there.
follicular phasethat part of the OESTROUS CYCLE in which GRAAFIAN FOLLICLES are formed and their secretions start.
pertaining to or emanating from a follicle.
spaces formed by the confluence of small lakes of follicular liquid in the ovary.
canine hereditary black hair follicular dysplasia
see black hair follicular dysplasia.
cyclic follicular dysplasia
see seasonal flank alopecia.
1. see cystic follicle; cystic ovarian degeneration.
2. retention cysts in the hair follicles are common, resembling pustules.
follicular dysplasia syndrome
in Siberian huskies; a late-appearing, symmetrical alopecia, affecting mostly the guard hairs.
see intrafollicular hyalinosis.
see demodectic mange.
chronic disease in young racing horses; of importance as a disruption of training; characterized by frequent cough, dyspnea with exercise, poor exercise tolerance.
see proliferative phase.
formed by excessive keratin in an inactive hair follicle.