proliferative phase


proliferative phase
the phase of the uterine cycle, corresponding to the follicular phase of the ovarian cycle, during which the functional layer of the endometrium is repaired and proliferates under the influence of estrogen following menstruation .

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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