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Evolution of NMRI mice ovaries and corpora lutea during pregnancy: morphologic and morphometric study.
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PMID:  3229663     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During pregnancy in mice, three groups of corpora lutea (CL) originating from 4 successive ovulatory cycles could be distinguished taking into account their size, cellular structure and stain affinity. Type I CL originated at the onset of pregnancy, type II CL originated during the 2 previous estrous cycles and type III CL were produced during a cycle preceding the two others. CL volume of type I increased 10-fold between day 0 and day 18.5, a 2.5-fold increase in volume occurred in type II CL between day 0 and day 3, although they derived from cycles preceding pregnancy. The volume of type III remained unchanged. This fact suggested that types I and II CL probably play a functional role in the ongoing pregnancy. After day 10 of pregnancy a high correlation coefficient (r = 0.933) is observed between type I CL and the number of embryos in the corresponding uterine horn.
I Psalti; E Loumaye; J Rahier; S Haumont; K Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecologic and obstetric investigation     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0378-7346     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Obstet. Invest.     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-18     Completed Date:  1989-04-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7900587     Medline TA:  Gynecol Obstet Invest     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Corpus Luteum / anatomy & histology*,  cytology,  physiology
Pregnancy, Animal*

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