from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of or pertaining to proliferation, especially of cells
- adj. proliferating; tending to proliferate
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Reproductive; budding or sprouting into new similar forms.
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This thickening of the uterine lining is called the proliferative phase of the menstrual cycle, and it can vary in length from six to twenty days.
Yet under a microscope, there are different types, from simple fluid-filled cysts to what's called proliferative breast disease because it's made of growing cells.
This second stage is called the proliferative stage.
In 20 percent of patients, the disease then progresses to advanced "proliferative" retinopathy.
He said that the proliferative growth (hyperplasia) of the (endometrial) cells lining the uterus implies changes in important reproductive hormones.
Stem cells exist at higher frequency, are more proliferative, and have higher accessibility in the early gestational fetus than in postnatal life.
We are manipulating our normal physiology with birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy, often increasing our exposure to cancer stimulating, proliferative hormones.
Remodeling phase 3 weeks - years: The body transforms and replaces the collagen that was placed during the proliferative phase into a stronger collagen to support structure and function over the long term.
One exciting paper just published demonstrated that a constituent of this herb can combat proliferative changes seen in rheumatoid arthritis.
Increased IL-4 production and attenuated proliferative and pro-inflammatory responses of splenocytes from wild-caught rats Rattus norvegicus.
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