luteal phase definition

  • noun:
    • The second area of the period, occurring after ovulation, when the corpus luteum secretes progesterone to prepare the endometrium for implantation of an embryo.
    • the second 50 % of the menstrual period after ovulation; the corpus luteum secretes progesterone which makes the endometrium when it comes to implantation of an embryo; if fertilization doesn't take place after that menstrual flow starts

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