Biochemical Evaluation of Corpus Luteum Function

  • Robert Scholler
  • Khalil Nahoul
  • Catherine Blacker


Based on the vast amount of data obtained from several animal species as well as in man (Csapo and Pulkkinen, 1978), corpus luteum function appears to be essential for implantation of the ovum and development and maintenance of early pregnancy up to the seventh week (Csapo et al., 1972). Moreover, abortion following removal of the corpus luteum can be prevented by progesterone (P) administration, whereas 17ß-estradiol is inefficient (Csapo et al., 1973a, b).


Menstrual Cycle Luteal Phase Corpus Luteum Endometrial Biopsy Biochemical Evaluation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Scholler
    • 1
    • 2
  • Khalil Nahoul
    • 1
    • 2
  • Catherine Blacker
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Fondation de Recherche en HormonologieParisFrance
  2. 2.FresnesFrance

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