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met·es·trus

, metestrum (met-es'trŭs, -trŭm),
The period between estrus and diestrus in the estrous cycle.
[meta- + estrus]

metestrus

(mĕ-tĕs′trəs)
n.
The period following estrus in most female mammals, when the corpus luteum begins to form.

me·tes′trous (-trəs) adj.

met·es·trus

, metestrum (met-es'trŭs, -trŭm)
The period between estrus and diestrus in the estrous cycle.
Synonym(s): metoestrus, metoestrum.
[meta- + estrus]
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Remarkably, incipient pregnancy, which is almost impossible to determine by external traits (Altringham, 2011; Montiel et al., 2011), was properly determined by our protocol, as part of the metestrous stage (Elizalde-Arellano et al., 2008), despite the uncertainty associated with our method.
Rats in metestrous phase, that surprisingly showed elevated estradiol levels, did not present hyperlocomotion after cocaine.
Control group rats showed degenerated corpora lutea without presence of Graafian follicles comparable to those of metestrous and diestrous phases.
Five mice were studied in each four stages of estrous cycle: proestrous, estrous, metestrous and diestrous.