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Menstruation MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Menstruation
Tree Number(s)
G08.686.605.428
Unique ID
D008598
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008598
Annotation
human & other primates only; non-primates = ESTRUS; do not confuse with MENSTRUAL CYCLE
Scope Note
The periodic shedding of the ENDOMETRIUM and associated menstrual bleeding in the MENSTRUAL CYCLE of humans and primates. Menstruation is due to the decline in circulating PROGESTERONE, and occurs at the late LUTEAL PHASE when LUTEOLYSIS of the CORPUS LUTEUM takes place.
See Also
Menstruation-Inducing Agents
Premenstrual Syndrome
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/05/27
Menstruation Preferred
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