luteinization

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luteinization

[‚lüd·ē·ə·nə′zā·shən]
(physiology)
Acquisition of characteristics of cells of the corpus luteum by ovarian follicle cells following ovulation.
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7 mm with antrum and peripheral luteinisation (Fig.
47) The GnRH analogues have been shown to prevent premature luteinisation, decrease cancellation rates, increase the number of follicles and facilitate patients scheduling for oocyte retrieval.
Histology showed spindle cells arranged in interlacing bundles interspersed with focal plump cells with luteinisation.