The inside of the ovary

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=The inside of the ovary, or stroma, is divided into two indistinct regions, the  outer cortex and the inner medulla. Embedded in the cortex are saclike bodies  called ovarian follicles. Each ovarian follicle consists of an immature oocyte (egg)  surrounded by one or more layers of cells that nourish the oocyte as it matures.  The surrounding cells are called follicular cells, if they make up a single layer, or  granulosa cells, if more than one layer is present. The uterine tubes (oviducts) transport the secondary oocytes away from the  ovary and toward the uterus (the ovaries consist of primary oocytes, which 
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course PT 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Texas State.

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