a substance that causes degeneration of corpus luteum.
Any natural or compounded agent which destroys the function of the corpus luteum.
[L. luteus, saffron-yellow, + G. lysis, dissolution]
luteolysinAn obsolete term for a substance that destroys or counteracts activity of the corpus luteum; the existence of luteolysins was questioned in 1970, and was later proved to be prostaglandin F2 alpha.
luteolysin(loo″tē-ō-lī′sĭn) [L. luteus, yellow, + Gr. lysis, dissolution]
Something that promotes disintegration of the corpus luteum.