Chapter 13: Female Reproductive System

Keywords

Please familiarize yourself with these keywords before you start reading the chapter:

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Corpus hemorrhagicum
The accumulation of blood that fills the remains of the follicular antrum following ovulation.
Corpus luteum
The structure formed following ovulation responsible for the production of progesterone.
Endometrium
The innermost glandular layer of the uterus.
Mesonephric ducts (Wolffian ducts)
Embryonic precursors to the male tubular genitalia.
Mesometrium (broad ligament of the uterus)
The female genital ligament that attaches to and supports the uterus.
Mesosalpinx
The female genital ligament that attaches to and supports the uterine tube.
Mesovarium
The female genital ligament that supports and envelopes the ovary
Myometrium
The middle layer of the uterus composed of smooth muscle.
Oogenesis
Development and maturation of oocytes within the ovary
Ovarian follicles
Ovarian structure that contains an oocyte and associated cells that support the development of the oocyte.
Ovary
Female gonadal organ that functions to produce ova and hormones.
Paramesonephric ducts (Muellarian ducts)
Embryonic precursors to the female tubular genitalia.
Perimetrium
The outermost layer of the uterus composed of connective tissue and mesothelium.

 

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