Pulsatile progesterone secretion: its relevance to clinical evaluation of corpus luteum function.

@article{Healy1984PulsatilePS,
  title={Pulsatile progesterone secretion: its relevance to clinical evaluation of corpus luteum function.},
  author={David Lindsay Healy and Robert S. Schenken and Almorris Lynch and Robert F. Williams and Gary D. Hodgen},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={1984},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={114-21}
}
Pulsatile progesterone (P) secretory patterns were characterized in rhesus macaques (n = 13) during the midluteal phase (cycle days 18 to 20) of the normal ovarian/menstrual cycle. Sixty high-amplitude (greater than 1 ng/ml) P pulses were observed during a total of 169 hours of sampling. Typically, P pulses had an ultradian periodicity of 2 hours and were independent of detectable luteinizing hormone (LH) and prolactin (PRL) pulses in 70% of instances. LH pulses were associated with a… CONTINUE READING