This corpus luteum grows in size until it sometimes occupies as much as one-third of the ovary.
When pregnancy is over, the corpus luteum gradually diminishes and disappears.
After awhile the cavity of the corpus luteum contracts, and the opening into it closes.
This process can be interrupted by destroying the corpus luteum artificially.
In the hypertension of the menopause some have had success with large doses of corpus luteum extract.
In normal single pregnancies in cattle there is never more than one corpus luteum present.
The empty follicle becomes cicatrized in the ovary and is called the corpus luteum (yellow body).
corpus luteum corpus lu·te·um (lōō'tē-əm)
A yellow, progesterone-secreting mass of cells that forms from a Graaffian follicle after the release of a mature egg.