Unformatted text preview: it degenerates. Uterine Tubes o The uterine tubes transport the oocyte or zygote from the ovary to the uterus. o The ovarian end of the uterine tube is surrounded by fimbriae. o Cilia on the fimbriae move the oocyte into the uterine tube. o Fertilization usually occurs in the upper part of the uterine tube. Uterus o The uterus is a pear-shaped organ. The uterine cavity and the cervical canal are the spaces formed by the uterus. o The wall of the uterus consists of the perimetrium or serous layer, the myometrium (smooth muscle), and the endometrium. Vagina o The vagina connects the uterus (cervix) to the vestibule. o The vagina consists of a layer of smooth muscle and an inner lining of moist stratified squamous epithelium. o The hymen covers the vestibular opening of the vagina....
View Full Document
- Fall '10
- Anthropology, Uterus, zona pellucida, oocyte, uterine tube, oocyte increases