First evidence of a menstruating rodent: the spiny mouse (Acomys cahirinus)

@article{Bellofiore2017FirstEO,
  title={First evidence of a menstruating rodent: the spiny mouse (Acomys cahirinus)},
  author={Nadia Bellofiore and Stacey J. Ellery and Jared Mamrot and David W. Walker and Peter D M Temple-Smith and Hayley Dickinson},
  journal={American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2017},
  volume={216},
  pages={40.e1–40.e11}
}
BACKGROUND: Advances in research relating to menstruation and associated disorders (eg, endometriosis and premenstrual syndrome) have been hindered by the lack of an appropriate animal model. Menstruation, the cyclical shedding of the decidualized endometrium in the absence of pregnancy, is believed to be limited to 78 higher‐order primates (human beings and Old World monkeys), 4 species of bat, and the elephant shrew. This represents only 1.5% of the known 5502 mammalian species and <0.09% of… Expand
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