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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In this initial study (41) on superovulation and IUI cycles and in a later study (42) in ART cycles with the same group, the authors had put forth the hypothesis that a premature luteinisation defined as [P.sub.4/[E.sub.2] ratio >1 was associated with a significantly reduced pregnancy rate.
Ultrasonography revealed that the diameter of cyst was 22.7 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.