diestrum


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di·es·trus

 (dī-ĕs′trəs) also di·es·trum (-trəm)
n.
In most female mammals, a short period of sexual quiescence between two estrus periods, during which the uterus is prepared for a fertilized ovum.


di·es′trous adj.
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Noun1.diestrum - (of animals having several estrous cycles in one breeding season) a state or interval of sexual inactivity or quiescence between periods of activity
anestrum, anestrus, anoestrum, anoestrus - applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of estrus
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After two consecutive regular estrous cycles, all animals were sacrificed by decapitation on diestrum estrous cycle with blood and hypothalamus tissue collected.
In the groups I, III and IV there was ah equivalence in estrum phase, but animals of group IV showed a greater incidence in diestrum phase with an average percentile around 40%, related to the other experimental groups (Graphic I).