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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The test is intended for use in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory findings, which includes antral follicle count, before starting fertility therapy.
3 (a) Primary follicle 14236 [+ or -] 4493 (a) Secondary follicle 83898 [+ or -] 14259 (a) Antral follicle 135878 [+ or -] 20427 (a) Vesicular ovarian follicles 249730 [+ or -] 48791 (a) Sham Primordial follicle 1525 [+ or -] 643.
Antral follicle count (AFC) is the standard way of assessing a woman's fertility and the typical number for a woman in her 30s is around 12 or 13, but this decreases over time.
2,3 Regulation of androgen concentration in the ovaries is necessary for the normal ovarian function, when they are in excess they interfere in the process of maturation of follicles, preventing the recruitment of late antral follicle, leading to follicular atresia.
Patient characteristics including age, duration of infertility, bilateral ovarian antral follicle counts on the day of early follicular phase, estradiol and progesterone levels, endometrial thickness on the day of hCG injection, duration of ovarian hyperstimulation, total dose of gonadotropins used for ovarian stimulation, number of total oocytes and MII oocytes obtained on the oocyte pick-up day, grade of the embryos, number of transferred embryos, and the reasons of IVF cycles were similar in both groups (Table 1).
Anti-Mullerian hormone, adiponectin, follicle-stimulating hormone, oestrogen, fasting insulin, fasting glucose, homeostasis model of assessment of insulin resistance, antral follicle count, hirsutism score, weight, menstrual cyclicity and ovulatory function were assessed at baseline and following 12 weeks of supervised aerobic exercise.
Antral Follicle Count (AFC): The AFC is measured using transvaginal ultrasound; the antral follicles, measuring 2-10 mm in diameter, are counted and measured in both ovaries.
DOR was defined as the presence of 2 of the following 3 criteria: 1) anti-Mullerian hormone [less than or equal to]1, 2) follicle-stimulating hormone [greater than or equal to]10, and 3) bilateral antral follicle count [less than or equal to]6.
Antimullerian hormone, inhibin B, and antral follicle count in young women with ovarian failure.
Accumulating evidence shows that excessive ROS cause the initiation of granulosa apoptosis and lead to antral follicle atresia [8, 12].