menstrual 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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Aims and Objectives: To study cardiovascular response to stress in menstrual and follicular phases of menstrual cycle and to analyze the impact of menstrual phase on cardiovascular response to stress.
Menstrual phase is the first 3 to 5 days of 28-day cycle.
There was a significant increase in muscle strength of upper and lower limbs in the secretory phase comparing to the menstrual phase (p<0,05) and a significantly higher consumption of sweets was observed in the menstrual phase (p<0,05).
Menstrual phase and mating context affect women's preference for male voice pitch.
In addition, there is a study mentioning that there exists aggravation in the findings related to mood, in particular, independent of the menstrual phase in schizophrenic patients.
Regarding the hormone measurements, to detect the menstrual phase for patients and control group, serum LH, FSH, progesterone, and estradiol levels were measured within 24 h of the attempt, as defined in the previous studies (5, 9).
14] Four recordings were done during menstrual phase (1-3 days) and mid cycle (11-14 days), mid luteal (17-22 days) premenstrual (25-27 days) phases.
Also, Daley (26) and Brown and Brown (27), from clinical trials, albeit of limited methodological quality, suggested that exercise may reduce some symptoms during the menstrual phase.
We matched cases with controls by age, and had selected subjects without prior menstrual problems (specifically excluding those with polycystic ovarian syndrome who may have irregular menses [19]) who had regular menses for at least six months prior to admission and who were all in the endometrial proliferation phase of their cycle, so it is unlikely that our results are confounded by differences in the menstrual history or menstrual phase of the subjects.
In addition, Belanger and colleagues (10) examined 18 female subjects and were unable to establish an association between increased ACL laxity and the menstrual phase.
Table-II: Cross tabulation of variables with significant difference of severity between premenstrual and menstrual phase among study participants (n = 500).
In terms of psychological testing (STAI), both follicular-and luteal-phase groups showed decreased scores for anxiety state after saffron stimulus, indicating improved anxiety state after smelling saffron regardless of menstrual phase.