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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Further women with PMS experience excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue in the late luteal phase leading to a declined function of various activities [12] which could be one of the reasons for an increased RT in these individual.
The patients were allocated into two groups according to luteal phase support type: in group 1 (n=158), single-dose GnRHa triptorelin acetate (Decapeptyl[R] Ferring, Germany) 0.1 mg was given on the sixth day after the OPU.
Estradiol concentration on day 21 and 24 of the luteal phase. 21 day MC 24 day MC Women with FBD 153.1[+ or -]143.3 130.6[+ or -]126.8 Control 157.6[+ or -]58.8 124.9[+ or -]52.3 E2 = estradiol; FBD = fibrocystic breast disease; MC = menstrual cycle Note: Table made from bar graph.
intramuscular progesterone in oil for luteal phase support in in vitro fertilization: A large prospective trial.
Ovulation rate and the concentrations of gonadotrophins and metabolic hormones in ewes infused with glucose during the late luteal phase of the oestrous cycle.
Luteal phase defect may be the cause of infertility in ovulatory cycles.
Sagittal US image of the uterus obtained during the follicular or luteal phase of the menstrual cycle demonstrates the endometrium with a multilayered appearance.
From the follicular to the luteal phase the interstitial colloid osmotic pressure on the leg was significantly reduced, whereas the interstitial colloid osmotic pressure on the thorax remained constant.
So, this study aimed to determine changes in hearing performance with pure tone audiometry (PTA), tympanometry, distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs), and auditory brainstem responses (ABR) as hormonal changes occur from follicular to luteal phase.
(30) found that the increase in isometric strength was higher in the luteal phase than in the follicular phase.
Although a study of serotonin gene polymorphism did not find an association between serotonin1A gene polymorphism and PMDD, it did show that the presence of at least 1 C allele was associated with a 2.5-fold increased risk of PMDD.9 Another study did not find an association between the serotonin transporter genotype 5-HTTLPR and PMDD.10 However, it showed lower frontocingulate cortex activation during the luteal phase of PMDD patients compared with controls, suggesting that PMDD is linked to impaired frontocingulate cortex activation induced by emotions during the luteal phase.
12 The addition of E2 in the luteal phase for improvement in the rate of pregnancy or implantation rates in the selected cases of poor responders is still a subject of debate.