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Luteal Phase MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Luteal Phase
Tree Number(s)
G08.686.605.410
Unique ID
D008183
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008183
Scope Note
The period in the MENSTRUAL CYCLE that follows OVULATION, characterized by the development of CORPUS LUTEUM, increase in PROGESTERONE production by the OVARY and secretion by the glandular epithelium of the ENDOMETRIUM. The luteal phase begins with ovulation and ends with the onset of MENSTRUATION.
Entry Term(s)
Menstrual Cycle, Luteal Phase
Menstrual Cycle, Secretory Phase
Menstrual Secretory Phase
Postovulatory Phase
Public MeSH Note
1985; was MENSTRUATION, LUTEAL PHASE see under MENSTRUATION 1975-1984; for MENSTRUAL SECRETORY PHASE see MENSTRUAL CYCLE 1985-2002
History Note
1985(1975); was MENSTRUATION, LUTEAL PHASE see under MENSTRUATION 1975-1984; for MENSTRUAL SECRETORY PHASE use MENSTRUAL CYCLE 1985-2002
Date Established
1985/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/11
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Luteal Phase Preferred
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