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Descriptor English: Menstrual Cycle
Descriptor Spanish: Ciclo Menstrual
Descriptor Portuguese: Ciclo Menstrual
Descriptor French: Cycle menstruel
Entry term(s): Cycle, Endometrial
Cycle, Menstrual
Cycle, Ovarian
Cycles, Endometrial
Cycles, Menstrual
Cycles, Ovarian
Endometrial Cycle
Endometrial Cycles
Menstrual Cycles
Ovarian Cycle
Ovarian Cycles
Tree number(s): G08.686.605
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008597
Scope note: The period from onset of one menstrual bleeding (MENSTRUATION) to the next in an ovulating woman or female primate. The menstrual cycle is regulated by endocrine interactions of the HYPOTHALAMUS; the PITUITARY GLAND; the ovaries; and the genital tract. The menstrual cycle is divided by OVULATION into two phases. Based on the endocrine status of the OVARY, there is a FOLLICULAR PHASE and a LUTEAL PHASE. Based on the response in the ENDOMETRIUM, the menstrual cycle is divided into a proliferative and a secretory phase.
Annotation: human & other primates only; for non-primates use ESTROUS CYCLE; do not confuse with MENSTRUATION
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
DE drug effects
EH ethnology
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PX psychology
RE radiation effects
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Menstruation (1966-1984)
Public MeSH Note: 85
History Note: 85
Related: Estrous Cycle MeSH
DeCS ID: 8766
Unique ID: D008597
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Date Established: 1985/01/01
Date of Entry: 1984/05/31
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Menstrual Cycle - Preferred
Concept UI M0013391
Scope note The period from onset of one menstrual bleeding (MENSTRUATION) to the next in an ovulating woman or female primate. The menstrual cycle is regulated by endocrine interactions of the HYPOTHALAMUS; the PITUITARY GLAND; the ovaries; and the genital tract. The menstrual cycle is divided by OVULATION into two phases. Based on the endocrine status of the OVARY, there is a FOLLICULAR PHASE and a LUTEAL PHASE. Based on the response in the ENDOMETRIUM, the menstrual cycle is divided into a proliferative and a secretory phase.
Preferred term Menstrual Cycle
Entry term(s) Cycle, Menstrual
Cycles, Menstrual
Menstrual Cycles
Endometrial Cycle - Narrower
Concept UI M0013394
Scope note The cyclic cellular, histological, and functional changes in the ENDOMETRIUM during the MENSTRUAL CYCLE in response to the changing endocrine environment.
Preferred term Endometrial Cycle
Entry term(s) Cycle, Endometrial
Cycles, Endometrial
Endometrial Cycles
Ovarian Cycle - Narrower
Concept UI M0013395
Scope note The cyclic cellular, histological, and functional changes in the OVARY during the MENSTRUAL CYCLE in response to the changing endocrine environment.
Preferred term Ovarian Cycle
Entry term(s) Cycle, Ovarian
Cycles, Ovarian
Ovarian Cycles



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