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CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO
Reproductive System
FIGURE 22.26
In an ovary, as a follicle matures, a developing oocyte enlarges and becomes surrounded by follicular cells and F
uid. Eventually,
the mature follicle ruptures, releasing the secondary oocyte and layers of surrounding follicular cells.
FIGURE 22.27
The funnel-shaped infundibulum of the uterine tube partially encircles the ovary (posterior view).
Corpus
albicans
Time
Primordial
follicle
Primary
follicle
Ovary
Follicular
cells
Primary
oocyte
Follicular fluid
Time
Time
Time
Time
First
polar body
Corona
radiata
Zona
pellucida
Secondary
oocyte
Uterine
tube
Ovulation
Corpus luteum
Infundibulum
Fimbriae
Secondary oocyte
Follicle
Endometrium
Myometrium
Perimetrium
Cervix
Cervical orifice
Vagina
Uterine tube
Suspensory ligament
with ovarian blood
vessels and nerves
Body of uterus
Ovary
Round
ligament
Broad
ligament
Uterine
blood vessels
Ureter
Ovarian ligament
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