follicular phase

<gynaecology, physiology> The follicular phase is the pre-ovulatory phase of a woman's reproductive cycle during which the follicle grows and high oestrogen levels cause the uterine lining to grow. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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follicular phase

the first part of the ovarian cycle, lasting from the end of the menstrual phase until ovulation and corresponding to the proliferative phase of the uterine cycle; it is characterized by the development of a dominant ovarian follicle, which reaches maturity by midcycle. At the end of this phase there are surges of luteinizing hormone...
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Follicular phase

The follicular phase (or proliferative phase) is the phase of the estrous cycle, (or, in humans and great apes, the menstrual cycle) during which follicles in the ovary mature. It ends with ovulation. The main hormone controlling this stage is estradiol.
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Follicular Phase

The first phase of the menstrual cycle in which the ovarian follicle develops and grows. Hightened levels of estrogen cause the uterine lining to grow. Synonym(s): Proliferative Phase
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Follicular Phase

The pre-ovulatory portion of a woman's cycle during which a follicle grows and high levels of estrogen cause the lining of the uterus to proliferate. Normally takes between 12 and 14 days.
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