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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Role of ascorbic acid in promoting follicle integrity and survival in intact mouse ovarian follicles in vitro .
Activation of dormant ovarian follicles to generate mature eggs.
Transcriptome profiling of granulosa cells of bovine ovarian follicles during growth from small to large antral sizes.
Keywords: Immobilization, Ovarian follicles, Ovary.
V-) ATPase, a proton pump that establishes the electrochemical proton gradient in ovarian follicles (Janssen et al.
A small percentage of the ovarian follicles in fetuses and newborns are in the process of development.
Luteinizing hormone acting on ovarian follicles induces waves of follicular growth, which lead to selection and ovulation of a dominant follicle.
A woman is born with her maximum number of ovarian follicles, which decline with time until the eggs are depleted at menopause.
Irregular menstrual cycles and difficulty conceiving are among the most common symptoms, the result of ovarian follicles that fail to mature fully and to release eggs.
The patients were included according to the following criteria, a) primary subfertility with no history of abortion b) ages between 20-40 years c) Presence of12 or more cystic ovarian follicles d) The woman should have had no conception in the last two years after regular unprotected intercourse e) Not using contraceptives for at least 2 months prior to the study.