pseudopregnancy


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pseu·do·preg·nan·cy

 (so͞o′dō-prĕg′nən-sē)
n. pl. pseu·do·preg·nan·cies
2. A condition resembling pregnancy that occurs in some mammals, marked by persistence of the corpus luteum and usually following infertile copulation.

pseu′do·preg′nant adj.

pseudopregnancy

(ˈsjuːdəʊˌprɛɡnənsɪ)
n
(Veterinary Science) another name for phantom pregnancy

false′ preg′nancy


n.
the appearance of physiological signs of pregnancy without conception; pseudocyesis.
[1880–85]
Translations

pseudopregnancy

n (Med) → Scheinschwangerschaft f

pseu·do·preg·nan·cy

n. embarazo falso o imaginario.
References in periodicals archive ?
Telleria, "Luteal 3beta- hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase and 20alpha-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase activities in the rat corpus luteum of pseudopregnancy: effect of the deciduoma reaction," Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, vol.
LE cell proliferation at D5 in normal pregnant mice could not be explained by changes in systemic steroid hormone levels, since the transition of serum E2 and P4 shows identical patterns between normal pregnancy and pseudopregnancy until embryo implantation.
Pseudopregnancy is a somatic state resembling pregnancy that can arise from a variety of medical conditions.
Infusions of lidocaine into the amygdala, but not the preoptic area, block pseudopregnancy in the rat.
AN is also modulated during pregnancy or pseudopregnancy, lactation [32, 46], and in pacing behavior [38, 40], activities that require high-level integration among different brain regions and the endocrine system.
If ovulation is not followed by pregnancy, the queen enters pseudopregnancy (a nonpregnant luteal phase) that lasts only about one-half of a normal gestation [5].
The control of progesterone secretion during the estrous cycle and early pseudopregnancy in the rat: prolactin, gonadotropin and steroid levels associated with rescue of the corpus luteum of pseudopregnancy.
While many advances have been made in reproductive technology for pandas in recent years, experts are still unsure whether a female is pregnant or is experiencing a pseudopregnancy until the very end of the three-to-five-month gestation period.
That can mean we are into the last 40 to 55 days of either pregnancy or pseudopregnancy.
Experts are being cautious as it has not been possible to carry out an ultrasound and the signs may also be symptoms of a pseudopregnancy.