oestrous cycle


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oestrous cycle

n
(Biology) a hormonally controlled cycle of activity of the reproductive organs in many female mammals. The follicular stage (growth of the Graafian follicles, thickening of the lining of the uterus, secretion of oestrogen, and ovulation, is succeeded by the luteal phase (formation of the corpus luteum and secretion of progesterone), followed by regression and a return to the first stage. See oestrus
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Since oestrous cycle was not evaluated, a possible influence on the cardiotoxic process described here cannot be excluded.
in the ovary and uterus were found to be dependent on the phase of the oestrous cycle or the stage of gestation.
The oestrous cycle of each rat was determined by performing a daily vaginal smear.
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The oestrous cycle of female Rattus (Mastomys) natalensis (Smith) as observed in the laboratory.
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