ovarian follicle

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ovarian follicle

[ō′ver·ē·ən ′fäl·ə·kəl]
(histology)
An ovum and its surrounding follicular cells, found in the ovarian cortex.
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Comparison of inter- and intra-cycle variability of anti-Mullerian hormone and antral follicle counts.
Ovarian aromatase expressed in granulosa cells facilitates the conversion of E2 from androgens produced in the theca cells of the antral follicles.
The use of oocytes from large preantral and early antral follicles for production of embryos could offer significant new ways for the propagation of valuable animal stocks.
The antral follicle count decreased in two groups after two months of follow-up, while this decrease was not statistically significant between two groups (p=0.
Due to its long latent period, screening for EOA might be possible among asymptomatic young women in the general population or in high risk groups, using tests that were initially developed to predict the outcome of IVF, especially the AMH and antral follicle count (4, 5).
STRAW-10 incorporates three bio-markers - anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), inhibin B, and antral follicle count - that are not mentioned in the original STRAW criteria, along with follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which was included in the original criteria.
The cumulus cells are a subgroup of granulosa cells that surround oocyte in an antral follicle and, because of their close proximity to the oocyte, play an important role in regulating oocyte maturation (Downs et al.
BUAL increased the rate of atresia: Histological studies showed that ovaries from the control-sham group contained follicles in various developmental stages including primary, secondary and tertiary follicles with different sizes (>100 [micro]m to <400 [micro]m), whereas there was no large antral follicle (>400 [micro]m) in the test groups.
CHICAGO - Transabdominal antral follicle count measurements are obtainable in girls as young as 4 years and were highly correlated with serum anti-Mullerian hormone assays in a cross-sectional substudy.
BMPRIB is expressed by granulosa cells and oocytes from the primary to the late antral follicle stages.
In addition, transabdominal ultrasound is performed annually by sonographers blinded as to the patients' treatment regimen in order to assess ovarian volume and antral follicle count, explained Dr.