pseudopregnancy


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pseu·do·preg·nan·cy

 (so͞o′dō-prĕg′nən-sē)
n. pl. pseu·do·preg·nan·cies
2. A condition resembling pregnancy that occurs in some mammals, marked by persistence of the corpus luteum and usually following infertile copulation.

pseu′do·preg′nant adj.

pseudopregnancy

(ˈsjuːdəʊˌprɛɡnənsɪ)
n
(Veterinary Science) another name for phantom pregnancy

false′ preg′nancy


n.
the appearance of physiological signs of pregnancy without conception; pseudocyesis.
[1880–85]
Translations

pseudopregnancy

n (Med) → Scheinschwangerschaft f

pseu·do·preg·nan·cy

n. embarazo falso o imaginario.
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It also potentiates opioid circuits in the maternal brain that facilitate the onset of caretaking behaviour, and suppresses postpartum pseudopregnancy, thereby increasing the possibilities for fertilization.
To improve the effectiveness of the pseudopregnancy regimen, long-acting steroid hormones were introduced in the 1960s.
In this case, corpora lutea were maintained like they would be in pregnant gilts and the uterus showed a pseudopregnancy condition.