luteal phase


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lu·te·al phase

that portion of the menstrual cycle extending from the time of formation of the corpus luteum to the onset of menses, usually 14 days long; short luteal phase, a period of 10 days or fewer between ovulation and the onset of menses, frequently associated with infertility.

lu·te·al phase

(lū'tē-ăl fāz)
That portion of the menstrual cycle extending from the time of formation of the corpus luteum to the onset of menses, usually 14 days in length; short luteal phase, a period of 10 days or fewer between ovulation and the onset of menses, frequently associated with infertility.

luteal phase

The phase of the menstrual cycle following ovulation when the CORPUS LUTEUM is active in the ovary.

luteal phase

the phase of the OESTRUS CYCLE in which the CORPUS LUTEUM forms in the ovary. Secretion of PROGESTERONE takes place followed by the development of uterine glands and a fall off in OESTROGEN secretion.
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Acetaminophen does not affect 24-h body temperature or sleep in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle.
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The effect of short-term nutritional supplementation of ewes with lupin grain (Lupinus luteus), during the luteal phase of the estrous cycle on the number of ovarian follicles and the concentrations of hormones and glucose in plasma and follicular fluid.
The impact of luteal phase inadequacy in an infertile population.
Friedman analysis demonstrated that the volumes of total uterus, total myometrium and endometrium were significantly lower in ultrasound images than with MR images in the luteal phase and postmenopausal phase groups (p<0.05) (Table II).
Several forms of menstrual irregularities have been described in the female athlete: secondary amenorrhea, oligomenorrhoea, short luteal phases and anovulation.
Inclusion criteria are as follows: hearing status = normal, gynecological history = normal, body mass index (BMI) = 18.5 to 24.9 kg/[m.sup.2], menstrual cycle = 28 days, level of estradiol for the 13th day in the follicular phase > 600 pg/ml and for the 22nd day in the luteal phase < 250 pg/ml, and level of progesterone for similar days < 50 and > 2000 ng/dl, respectively.
Eight training sessions were performed between the follicular and luteal phases. The subjects were divided into three study groups that performed one of the following routines: (a) high-intensity resistance training performing the exercises at 80% 1RM (HI); (b) LL resistance training with exercises performed at 20% 1RM combined with partial BFR (LL+BFR); and the control group (CG), in which the subjects maintained their activities of daily living.
Patients will PMDD have enhanced dorsolateral prefrontal cortex reactivity when anticipating negative stimuli (but not to the actual exposure) during the luteal phase. A positive correlation between this reactivity and progesterone levels also was observed.
The effect of luteal phase vaginal estradiol supplementation on the success of in vitro fertilization treatment: a prospective randomized study.
In conclusion, initiation of Ovsynch plus early luteal phase GnRH treatment on 6th day of estrous cycle was better than initiating on random days of estrous cycle in repeat breeder cows in terms of estrus induction as well as fertility.