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Follicular Phase MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Follicular Phase
Tree Number(s)
G08.686.605.310
Unique ID
D005498
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005498
Scope Note
The period of the MENSTRUAL CYCLE representing follicular growth, increase in ovarian estrogen (ESTROGENS) production, and epithelial proliferation of the ENDOMETRIUM. Follicular phase begins with the onset of MENSTRUATION and ends with OVULATION.
Entry Term(s)
Menstrual Cycle, Follicular Phase
Menstrual Cycle, Proliferative Phase
Menstrual Proliferative Phase
Preovulatory Phase
Public MeSH Note
1985; was MENSTRUATION, FOLLICULAR PHASE see under MENSTRUATION 1975-1984; for MENSTRUAL PROLIFERATIVE PHASE see MENSTRUAL CYCLE 1985-2002
History Note
1985(1975); was MENSTRUATION, FOLLICULAR PHASE see under MENSTRUATION 1975-1984; for MENSTRUAL PROLIFERATIVE PHASE use MENSTRUAL CYCLE 1985-2002
Date Established
1985/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/11
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Follicular Phase Preferred
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