menstrual phase

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Related to menstrual phase: secretory phase, Proliferative phase, follicular phase
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Noun1.menstrual phase - the phase of the menstrual cycle during which the lining of the uterus is shed (the first day of menstrual flow is considered day 1 of the menstrual cycle)
menstrual cycle - a recurring cycle (beginning at menarche and ending at menopause) in which the endometrial lining of the uterus prepares for pregnancy; if pregnancy does not occur the lining is shed at menstruation; "the average menstrual cycle is 28 days"
phase, stage - any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
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STAI revealed improved anxiety state after exposure to saffron odor regardless of menstrual phase.
Because about half of participants were using oral contraceptives, menstrual phase was not included in the main regression model; however, in a model that included days since last menses, women who used oral contraceptives had reduced odds of bacterial vaginosis (0.
The frequency of isomorphic erythrocytes was significantly higher in the menstrual phase than in the other 2 phases, and almost all dysmorphic erythrocytes were observed in the proliferative and secretory phases (Fig.
The endometrium goes through a radical transformation during each menstrual cycle, which can be divided into three parts: the proliferative phase, the secretory phase, and the menstrual phase.