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v. lu·te·in·ized, lu·te·in·iz·ing, lu·te·in·iz·es
To cause the production of a corpus luteum in.
To develop into or become part of the corpus luteum.

lu′te·in·i·za′tion (-ə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˌluːtɪɪnaɪˈzeɪʃən) or


(Physiology) the process by which a mature ovarian follicle transforms into a corpus luteum
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On histopathological assessment, polycystic ovaries contain increased numbers of follicles, hypertrophy and luteinization of the inner theca cell layer, and a thickened ovarian tunica (5).
Treatment with the GnRH antagonist Ganirelix prevents premature LH rises and luteinization in stimulated intrauterine insemination: results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre trial.
Extended coasting duration exerts a negative impact on IVF cycle outcome due to premature luteinization.
It was demonstrated that Sfrp4 (the rat ortholog of human SFRP-4) is highly expressed in luteinized mouse GCs (12) The role of sFRP-4 in luteinization events is further highlighted by its down regulation in Fzd4-null mice leading to altered corpus luteum development and subsequent infertility (13).
It promotes follicle to mature, secretes estrogen, triggers ovulation, promotes luteinization, secretes progesterone, which plays an important role in animal reproductive process (Bonneau et al.
Growth factors GDF9 and BMP15 play a fundamental role in ovarian functioning and are essential for oocyte maturation processes, ovulation, fertilization and luteinization in mammals.
The premature luteinization that occurred in our study population decreased the pronuclei formation (FR).
It is well known that hCG induces luteinization of follicular cells and carries intrinsic FSH activity.
The most common treatment for cystic ovaries is GnRH, which results in an immediate increase in LH secretion and luteinization of cysts.
In this study, miR-184 that upregulated in the ovaries of pregnant goats may inhibit the expression of target genes associated with follicular development, ovulation and estrogen secretion; thereby inhibiting ovulation and estrogen secretion and promoting luteinization and progesterone secretion.
Benign mucinous cystadenoma with stromal luteinization during pregnancy: a hormonally responsive tumor and a rare cause of fetal intrauterine growth restriction.