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Descriptor English: Estrous Cycle
Descriptor Spanish: Ciclo Estral
Descriptor Portuguese: Ciclo Estral
Descriptor French: Cycle oestral
Entry term(s): Cycle, Estrous
Cycles, Estrous
Estrous Cycles
Tree number(s): G08.686.195
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D030762
Scope note: The period of cyclic physiological and behavior changes in non-primate female mammals that exhibit ESTRUS. The estrous cycle generally consists of 4 or 5 distinct periods corresponding to the endocrine status (PROESTRUS; ESTRUS; METESTRUS; DIESTRUS; and ANESTRUS).
Annotation: non-primate mammals only; humans & other primates, use MENSTRUAL CYCLE
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Estrus (1964-2001)
Public MeSH Note: 2002; see ESTRUS 1975-2001
History Note: 2002; use ESTRUS 1975-2001
DeCS ID: 36348
Unique ID: D030762
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Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/07/25
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Estrous Cycle - Preferred
Concept UI M0390046
Scope note The period of cyclic physiological and behavior changes in non-primate female mammals that exhibit ESTRUS. The estrous cycle generally consists of 4 or 5 distinct periods corresponding to the endocrine status (PROESTRUS; ESTRUS; METESTRUS; DIESTRUS; and ANESTRUS).
Preferred term Estrous Cycle
Entry term(s) Cycle, Estrous
Cycles, Estrous
Estrous Cycles



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