ovarian follicle


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ovarian follicle

n.
A cavity in the ovary containing a maturing ovum surrounded by its encasing cells.
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2 mg/kg caused the rapid development of primordial follicles and the formation of atresic follicle in a short time, so as no ovarian follicle was visible.
April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University at Albany epidemiologist Michael Bloom and three fellow researchers have released a study on how the "good cholesterol" may play a role within the ovarian follicle in pre-programming an egg for successful pregnancy or failure.
In a study conducted in 2005 by Chanj and colleagues smaller diameter and size of the oocyte and ovarian follicle development in rats has been reported in diabetic rats [7].
For more than a decade, scientists have believed that ovarian follicle cells are derived from the epithelial cells on the surface of the ovary as it develops," said research leader Professor Ray Rodgers, from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute.
From an October 2010 conference in London, 18 articles consider such topics as stem cells in endometrium and their role in the pathogenesis of endometriosis, ovarian cryopreservation strategies and the find control of ovarian follicle development in vitro, strategies to improve embryo implantation to supraphysiological rates, intensive care treatment of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, and long-term progestin-only contraception in humans versus animal models.
A follicle is a small group of cells with a cavity inside; an ovarian follicle contains the egg).
The women were given a cup of the tea twice a day for five days in the follicular (when the ovarian follicle develops) phase of their menstrual cycle.
Ovarian follicle activation is an irreversible and precisely regulated process.
For Darlene's heavy menstrual periods, blood tests detected high insulin levels, which may stimulate the ovarian follicle to make more estrogen than necessary, causing the uterine lining to thicken abnormally.
The leading ovarian follicle is the structure that ruptures to release the mature egg.
If I looked at a total ovarian follicle count, I could easily see around 40 follicles in each ovary in most of these individuals" with PCOS, Dr.