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Ovarian follicle

Definition

noun

The fundamental female reproductive unit composed of an oocyte, granulosa cells, and theca layers found inside the ovary.


Supplement

The oocyte inside the follicle would mature into an ovum or egg cell, which is then released from the ovary into the fallopian tube during ovulation.


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Hypothalamin hormones

... correct, in female, testosterone is secreted by granulosa cells a.k.a. follicle cells of the ovary. By the existence of enzyme aromatase , this ... A figure of a developing ovarian follicle. The red cell in the centre is oocyte, the purple cells ...

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by Dr.Stein
Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:40 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Hypothalamin hormones
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