Growth and development of the corpus luteum.

  title={Growth and development of the corpus luteum.},
  author={Lawrence P Reynolds and Dale A. Redmer},
  journal={Journal of reproduction and fertility. Supplement},
The mammalian corpus luteum, which plays a central role in the reproductive process because of its production of hormones such as progesterone, is an exceptionally dynamic organ. Growth and development of the corpus luteum are extremely rapid, and even when the corpus luteum is functionally mature cellular turnover remains high. Associated with this high rate of cell turnover, the mature corpus luteum receives the greatest blood supply per unit tissue of any organ, and also exhibits a… CONTINUE READING
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