Corpus luteum

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    Abstract

    The corpus luteum forms from the cellular remnants of the ovarian follicle after ovulation and produces the progesterone that is necessary for preparing the uterus for implantation. If fertilization and implantation occurs, luteal progesterone is essential for sustaining pregnancy. If fertilization does not occur, the corpus luteum ceases progesterone production and undergoes regression to allow for the next reproductive cycle. This article focuses on the events that are critical for the development, function, and regression of the mammalian corpus luteum.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Reproduction
    PublisherElsevier
    Pages99-105
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9780128151457
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

    Keywords

    • Corpus luteum
    • Fertility
    • Follicle
    • Hormones
    • Implantation
    • Luteinization
    • Luteolysis
    • Ovary
    • Ovulation
    • Pregnancy
    • Progesterone
    • Uterus

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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