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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LE cell proliferation at D5 in normal pregnant mice could not be explained by changes in systemic steroid hormone levels, since the transition of serum E2 and P4 shows identical patterns between normal pregnancy and pseudopregnancy until embryo implantation.
Pseudopregnancy is a somatic state resembling pregnancy that can arise from a variety of medical conditions.
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Experts are being cautious as it has not been possible to carry out an ultrasound and the signs may also be symptoms of a pseudopregnancy.
In order to achieve pseudopregnancy, proestral females were stimulated twice in 2 min periods with a ten minute interval between them by introducing a 4.
Suggested benefits of copulatory plugs include storage of sperm, prevention of leakage of sperm, pseudopregnancy, and transport of sperm (Voss, 1979).