pseudopregnant


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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.

pseudopregnant

(ˌsjuːdəʊˈprɛɡnənt)
adj
(Biology) relating to the state of pseudopregnancy
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Prostaglandin F2alpha-induced nest-building in pseudopregnant pigs.
A comparative study of the reproductive effects of methadone and benzo(a)pyrene in the pregnant and pseudopregnant rat.
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.
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.
Thrombocytopenia occurs within 3 h after transfer of fertilized ova to pseudopregnant recipients and the reduction in platelets is positively correlated (r = 0.