luteoplacental shift

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luteoplacental shift lu·te·o·pla·cen·tal shift (lōō'tē-ō-plə-sěn'təl)
The shift from the corpus luteum to the placenta as the site of production of estrogen and progesterone in amounts that are sufficient to maintain pregnancy in humans.

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