Unformatted text preview: that the secondary CL does not ovulate, but rather is there during early gestation for an extra boost of progesterone. It would be a good implication that, since the CL’s main responsibility during pregnancy is to produce progesterone to maintain an environment that is conducive to embryonic growth, this secondary CL helps to further avoid contractions of the myometrium, nurture the embrio, and keep the uterus a tranquil place for the growing embryo. It would be rational to believe that there is limited research on this topic because of the use of the equine species in our lives....
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- Spring '08
- progesterone, corpus luteum, Endometrium, Ovulation, secondary corpus luteum