luteal phase

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Noun1.luteal phase - the second half of the menstrual cycle after ovulation; the corpus luteum secretes progesterone which prepares the endometrium for the implantation of an embryo; if fertilization does not occur then menstrual flow begins
menstrual cycle - a recurring cycle (beginning at menarche and ending at menopause) in which the endometrial lining of the uterus prepares for pregnancy; if pregnancy does not occur the lining is shed at menstruation; "the average menstrual cycle is 28 days"
phase, stage - any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
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Crinone 8% (progesterone gel) is a bioadhesive progesterone vaginal gel indicated for progesterone supplementation of the luteal phase in women as part of an ART (assisted reproductive technology) procedure, among other indications depending upon the country.
During the Luteal phase, follicle is converted to corpus luteum.
Secondary prevention represents all interventions for the early control of OHSS during ovulation induction including cycle cancellation, coasting, trigger ovulation by low doses of hCG or by alternative agents, cryopreservation of oocytes/embryos and adequate luteal phase support (5,6).
When the P4 production of all CL was calculated for each estrous cycle, the sampling day preceding the day on which the plasma P4 concentration exceeded 1 ng/ mL at the beginning of the luteal phase was defined as Day 0.
Luteal phase E2 stimulates progesterone receptors and also proliferate endometrial gland resulting in hypertrophy and hyperplasia of endometrial epithelia which may or may not favor implantation.
Technical aspects of IUI, such as cycle regimen (natural cycle or OI cycle, or the OI protocol), endometrial thickness on IUI day, ovulation triggering (human chorionic gonadotropin [hCG]) or not, and luteal phase support protocol, were involved.
Ligament laxity in menstruation phase, ovulation time and middle of luteal phase were evaluated by a knee surgeon.
Alternatively, during the early pre-menstrual or luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, when the progesterone-to-estrogen ratio is high, addictive behaviors are thwarted, suggesting that progesterone might protect women from relapsing to smoking.
Therefore, we explored possible adverse effects that could be exerted through lengthened follicular phase or shortened luteal phase, increased time to pregnancy, or increased early pregnancy loss.
According to Ferring, Milprosa has the potential to be the first once-weekly progesterone treatment for luteal phase support in women undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technology treatment if approved by regulatory authorities in the United States.