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What is the definition or description of: corpus luteum?
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Dr. David Rosenfeld answered
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: The corpus luteum (latin for "yellow body") is a temporary endocrine structure in female mammals that is involved in the production of relatively high levels of Progesterone and moderate levels of Estradiol and inhibin a. It is colored as a result of concentrating carotenoids from the diet and secretes a moderate amount of estrogen to inhibit further release of gnrh and thus of lh and fsh.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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