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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.


(Biology) relating to the state of pseudopregnancy
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Then, the blastocysts were transplanted into pseudopregnant C57BL/6 mice to generate chimeras (completed by Shanghai Biomodel Organism Science and Technology Development Co.
After recording developmental competence, they were transferred into the uteri of pseudopregnant mice and their birth rates were recorded.
As mentioned above, estrogen did not increase the expression of ABCC4 and SLCO2A1 mRNAs in our previous study [8], but that observation has raised a question as to how PG movement is regulated in estrogen-induced pseudopregnant pigs.
Pseudopregnant female mice were obtained by mating with a vasectomized male.
Rarely mastitis is observed in lactating/ pseudopregnant bitches.
Superoxide dismutase aetivity, lipid peroxide production and corpus luteum steroidogenesis during natural luteolysis and regression induced by oestradiol deprivation of the ovary in pseudopregnant rabbits.
Pseudopregnant (a pregnancy-like condition) rats whose progesterone levels are especially high had little postinjury edema.
Kornberg E, Erskine MS: Effects of differential mating stimulation on the onset of prolactin surges in pseudopregnant rats.
The specific nature of this effect in the pseudopregnant rat can be summarized as follows.
Even if myomas from nonpregnant women have pseudopregnant patterns of gene activity, it seems that the impact on cytoplasmic development is blunted in the absence of an overall pregnant-type host milieu.
Cell lines that take up and express the altered gene are injected into mouse blastocysts, which in turn are implanted into pseudopregnant mice.