female reproductive sys - FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM 1....

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1 FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM 1. Ovary germinal epithelium, tunica albuginea, cortex (with follicles) medulla primordial follicle, primary oocyte, follicular cells primary follicle, zona pellucida, granulosa cells, theca interna and externa secondary follicle, follicular fluid Graffian follicle, antrum, cumulus oophorus events leading to ovulation corpus luteum, (theca lutein cells, granulosa lutein cells) corpus albicans
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3 Primordial Follicles • Primary oocytes (arrested in meiosis I since fetal life) • Single layer of flattened follicular cells Primary Follicles • Primary oocyte. • Zona pellucida. • Multiple layers of cuboidal follicular cells. • Theca interna and externa. Theca • Theca externa • Theca interna (producing androgen substrate for the folliclular cells)
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The primary oocyte and the follicular cells are in contact via gap junctions. • Direct cell to cell
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2009 for the course ANATOMY ana300y1 taught by Professor Wiley during the Winter '09 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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