corpus luteum

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corpus lu·te·um

n. pl. corpora lu·te·a (lo͞o′tē-ə)
A yellow, progesterone-secreting mass of cells that forms from an ovarian follicle after the release of a mature egg. Also called yellow body.

[New Latin corpus lūteum : Latin corpus, body + Latin lūteum, neuter of lūteus, yellow.]

corpus luteum

n, pl corpora lutea (ˈluːtɪə)
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a yellow glandular mass of tissue that forms in a Graafian follicle following release of an ovum. It secretes progesterone, a hormone necessary to maintain pregnancy
[New Latin, literally: yellow body]

cor•pus lu•te•um

(ˈkɔr pəs ˈlu ti əm)

n., pl. cor•po•ra lu•te•a (ˈkɔr pər ə ˈlu ti ə)
a yellowish structure that develops in the ovary on the site where an ovum is released and that secretes progesterone if fertilization occurs.
[1780–90; < New Latin: yellow body]

corpus luteum

Yellow endocrine tissue formed in the ovary from a ruptured Graafian follicle. See Graafian follicle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corpus luteum - yellow endocrine tissue that forms in a ruptured Graafian follicle following the release of an ovum; it degenerates after a few days unless pregnancy has begun
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
Graafian follicle - a vascular body in a mammalian ovary enclosing a developing egg

corpus luteum

n cuerpo lúteo
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It has a four- or five-fold greater affinity for the progesterone receptor than progesterone (Bouchard et al., 2011), thereby significantly suppressing the normal biological effects of progesterone as well as the function of corpus luteum. Pharmacokinetic studies have shown that a one-time oral administration of 100 mg mifepristone at the non-pregnant luteal phase leads to a peak plasma-drug concentration within 1 h, with an elimination half-life of 12-24 h.
Standard management of ruptured corpus luteum is not defined.
There is a possibility of obtaining false positive results by serum progesterone assay as it actually reflects the presence of corpus luteum, which can also be due to factors other than pregnancy.
By comparing the number of primordial, pre-antral, small antral, large antral follicles, corpus luteum degeneration, congestion, hemorrhaging, and inflammation scores, we observed significant differences in terms of total damage score and TAS levels.
P4 is essential for the development of normal pregnancy, and inadequate production of this steroid from the corpus luteum is associated with pregnancy loss ([43] for a review).
Our previous study proved that miR-378 serves an important function in the corpus luteum development of bovines(Ma et al., 2011), However, whether miR-378 also regulates follicle development remains unknown.
Raising the amount of curcumin (200, 300, 400 mg/kgBW) in the treated ovaries, no cysts were observed and also the number of corpus luteum was increased which marked the beginning of ovulation.
Estrogen, on the other hand, is usually produced by the mammalian ovary, corpus luteum, or placenta and may be conjugated and has the widest range of physiological functions [17, 18].
Angiogenesis is a critical process for ovarian folliculogenesis, dominant follicle selection, corpus luteum formation, and embryo formation [45, 46].