Uterine Control of Ovarian Function

  • L. L. Anderson


Regulation of fertile or nonfertile reproductive cycles in mammals depends on interaction of ovarian, uterine, pituitary, and CNS function, and exteroceptive stimuli. These cycles can be modified by a variety of actions such as mating, presence of a conceptus, cervical stimulation, endometrial abrasion, and complete or partial absence of the uterus. An essential feature in this regulation is the functional status of the ovary, particularly that of the corpus luteum. It is of particular interest to elucidate the factors that affect the development, maintenance, and regression of the corpus luteum and the role of the uterus in these events.


Corpus Luteum Estrous Cycle Zona Pellucida Uterine Horn Luteal Function 
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  • L. L. Anderson
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  1. 1.Department of Animal ScienceIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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