"Menstrual Cycle" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
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The period from onset of one menstrual bleeding (MENSTRUATION) to the next in an ovulating woman or female primate. The menstrual cycle is regulated by endocrine interactions of the HYPOTHALAMUS; the PITUITARY GLAND; the ovaries; and the genital tract. The menstrual cycle is divided by OVULATION into two phases. Based on the endocrine status of the OVARY, there is a FOLLICULAR PHASE and a LUTEAL PHASE. Based on the response in the ENDOMETRIUM, the menstrual cycle is divided into a proliferative and a secretory phase.
- Menstrual Cycle
- Cycle, Menstrual
- Cycles, Menstrual
- Menstrual Cycles
- Endometrial Cycle
- Cycle, Endometrial
- Cycles, Endometrial
- Endometrial Cycles
- Ovarian Cycle
- Cycle, Ovarian
- Cycles, Ovarian
- Ovarian Cycles
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