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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Further studies are necessary to test whether hypothyroidism could modify the amount of cholesterol in the ovarian follicles depending on their size as has been reported in sheep and cattle [40, 41].
A large number of ovarian follicles in different stages of development (primordial, primary, preantral, and antral follicles) and corpora lutea with radial strands of luteum cells were separated by a stroma.
The rationale of this study was to observe the effects of immobilization stress on the number of ovarian follicles count.
(1995) Microvasculature in the mouse ovarian follicle demonstrated by a lectin angiography method.
Altogether, according to above discussion, the first concept coming to mind is that during PCOS condition, constant exposure of oocytes and other ovarian cells to OS, and hormonal alternations predispose the ovarian follicles to progressive rate of atresia leading to exhausted ovaries with reduced number of intact follicles.
Whereas clomiphene citrate is an orally active, antiestrogenic substance that promotes the release of FSH from the pituitary gland and thus stimulates the development of ovarian follicles and ovulation (Clark & Markaverich 1981).
Ovulation The process whereby a mature ovarian follicle ruptures to release the oocyte.