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luteal phase defect

 

Definition: a condition characterized by inadequate secretion of progesterone during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, with resultant infertility; subnormal luteal function commonly attributed to abnormal pituitary gonadotropin secretion and ovarian follicle dysfunction.

Synonym(s): luteal phase deficiency

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