uterine glands


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u·ter·ine glands

[TA]
numerous simple tubular glands in the uterine mucosa that secrete a glycogen-rich mucous fluid during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle.
Synonym(s): glandulae uterinae [TA]

u·ter·ine glands

(yū'tĕr-in glandz) [TA]
Numerous simple tubular glands in the uterine mucosa that secrete a glycogen-rich mucous fluid during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle.
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Secondary chorionic villi expand into vascular spaces and invade the mother's capillaries and uterine glands. The allantois forms the basis of the umbilical cord.
Milligan, "Progesterone stimulation of fluid absorption by the rat uterine gland," Reproduction, vol.
The endometrium evidenced dilated uterine glands with relatively scanty stroma.
The finger-like villi of trophectoderm which penetrate into the mouths of the uterine glands between d 15 to 18 disappear by d 20 of pregnancy.
The evidence of the integrity of epithelial cells, in association with the development of uterine glands in groups I and II suggests that the uterus was receptive to embryonic implantation.
The resulting reproductive-tract abnormalities in the two groups, such as malformed oviducts and missing uterine glands, closely resembled each other, says Sassoon.
A passing loss of appropriate regulation in very young animals leads to reproductive changes--for example, in the number of uterine glands or the thickness of the myometrium, the uterus's muscular outer layer--that give way to more pronounced changes through life.
Diameter of the embryonic vesicle in mm and uterine glands in [micro]m were recorded.
Significantly less luminal folding was observed in response to Aroclor 1254 in both the wild-type and Wnt7a +/- samples; however, distinct uterine glands formed precociously (Figure 2C,F).