metestrus


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metestrus

[med′es·trəs]
(physiology)
The beginning of the luteal phase following estrus.
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Recent experiments in our laboratory have demonstrated that TGase1 is expressed in vaginal epithelium of mature mice during the stages of the estrous cycle when estrogen levels are high, namely, estrus, metestrus, and diestrus.
Shortened estrous cycle has been associated with early metestrus P4 supplement and therefore lower conception rates.
The role of the vaginal smear in the detection of metestrus and anestrus in the bitch.
Second estrus was defined as the day on which a smear indicating estrus fell within a run of smears clearly showing the correct cyclic sequence of proestrus, estrus, metestrus, and diestrus.