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cycle

noun age, alternation, circle, circuit, consecution, course, eon, epoch, era, flow, period, recurrence, recurring period, regular return, regglarity of recurrence, repetitiveness, revolution, rotation, round, sequence, succession
See also: annum, frequency, life, sequence, succession
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The phases of the estrous cycle differed qualitatively considering the type of vaginal epithelial cells present in each sample (Hubscher et al.
4], and IL1B on the expression of AB CC1, AB CC9, SLCO4C1, and SLCO5A1 mRNAs in the uterine endometrium, endometrial explant tissues obtained from gilts on D12 of the estrous cycle were cultured as previously described [8].
Effect of human chorionic gonadotropin administered early in the estrous cycle on ovulation and subsequent luteal function in cows.
Statistical analysis: The concentration of progesterone hormones, variation of estrous cycle, changes of body weight before and after the experiment, and standard weight of the total reproductive system, left ovary and left oviduct, as well as the number, weight and CRL of newborns in different groups were analyzed by one-way ANOVA and post hoc Scheffe test using SPSS 11.
To reduce the predation on fawns, it's critical there are enough mature bucks to breed does during the first estrous cycle.
The information from the ovarian map was entered in Excel 2010 spreadsheets, in order to organize the information corresponding to the following variables: length of the estrous cycle, number of follicular waves during the estrous cycle, day of emergence and number of follicles recruited in each wave, day and diameter of the deviation of the dominant follicle (18), maximum diameter reached by the preovulatory follicle and corpus luteum, day and diameter in which the luteal regression began (determined as the second consecutive day in which the diameter of the structure reduces; 18).
Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate functional cerebral asymmetries in female rats at two levels of the estrous cycle and in males.
No matter which approach is used to obtain fertilization, the selection of apt females involves the determination of the estrous cycle phase, as female rats typically allow mating only during a certain phase of the estrous cycle (9).
The histological analysis of ovaries showed the presence of newly formed corpora lutea or Graafian follicles in all the treated rats indicating that these rats were in estrous or in proestrous phases of the estrous cycle, respectively.