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ischemic phase of endometrial menstrual cycle


Definition: period lasting 1 or 2 days; it coincides with constriction of the spiral arteries of the endometrium that results from decreasing secretion of estrogen and progesterone. The ischemia results in shrinkage and degeneration of the endometrium.

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