Mucus Hydration: A Donnan Equilibrium Controlled Process
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Cervical mucus of certain mammalian species changes from a thick rubbery gel, impenetrable by sperm (at the luteal phase of the sexual cycle) to a watery gel, easily penetrable by sperm (around the time of ovulation). These variations in the physical properties of mucus serve an important function in fertility regulation.
KeywordsLuteal Phase Sexual Cycle Cervical Mucus Donnan Equilibrium Equilibrium Control
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