Prostaglandin F: Its effect on the corpus luteum of the menstrual cycle

William J. LeMaire, Arthur G. Shapiro

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Prostaglandin F (PGF) was infused into a peripheral vein of six female volunteers during the luteal phase of their cycle. At an infusion rate of 25 to 46 μg/min., no effect was observed on peripheral plasma progesterone levels and luteal phase length. Vaginal spotting was a common occurrence. It is concluded from this study that at the days and rates of infusion used, PGF is not luteolytic in the non-pregnant woman.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-267
Number of pages9
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1972

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology


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