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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(15) showed that the G-CSF has the beneficial effect of reducing the severity of ovarian follicle loss in the rat model of cisplatin chemotherapy.
Caprine ovarian follicle requirements differ between preantral and early antral stages after IVC in medium supplemented with GH and VEGF alone or in combination.
Cystic ovarian follicles are the most frequent and important disorder in dairy cattle (Nascimento & Santos, 2011), occurring mainly in the first 60 days postpartum, during the transition from gestation and resumption of cyclicity (Jeengar et al.
The effect of short-term nutritional supplementation of ewes with lupin grain (Lupinus luteus), during the luteal phase of the estrous cycle on the number of ovarian follicles and the concentrations of hormones and glucose in plasma and follicular fluid.
To develop a technique for obtaining follicles in live hens, 5 Rhode Island red hens (Callus gallus domesticus) were anesthetized, and abdominal ultrasound was performed to confirm the presence of ovarian follicles. A left celiotomy then was performed to obtain follicles in different stages of maturation for in vitro fertilization.
[21] showed that in all of the doses of MC extract, the levels of estrogen decreased and the levels of progesterone increased; also, the number of ovarian follicles decreased.
Numerous lipid vacuoles were found in the cytoplasm of granulosa cells in some ovarian follicles and in the cytoplasm of stromal cells (Figure 1d, 1e, respectively).
Within the differential diagnoses, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome could be the consequence of continuous hyperstimulation of biologically active forms of FSH on ovarian follicles which may lead to complications such as rupture of cysts and peritonitis, hypovolemic shock, acute renal failure, distress respiratory syndrome of the adult, and pulmonary thromboembolism [7-9].
Histochemical analyses revealed the presence of catecholamines in the ovaries of taiep and SD rats; these fibers were located preferentially in the periphery of the ovarian follicles, cortex, and corpora lutea.