A&P FRS: Ovaries

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A&P FRS: Ovaries
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A&P FRS: Ovaries
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  1. Ovaries
    oval in shape

    size of an almond

    the graafian follicle, corpus luteum and follicular are found here

    paired organs

    aka female gonads
  2. Where are the ovaries located?
    upper pelvic cavity

    either side of the uterus

    attached to the lateral walls of the pelvis by suspensory ligaments

    attached to the uterus by ovarian ligaments anteriorly held by broad ligament of the peritoneum
  3. Graafian follicle
    vesicle-like space where ova develop
  4. Corpus luteum
    • normal ruptured follicle formed after ovulation
    • leaves scar

    produces hormones

    normal degenerates
  5. Follicular
    most common form

    failure of the graafian follicle to rupture

    ovum degenerates forming fluid into follicle forming cyst
  6. What is the function of the ovaries?
    oogenesis

    hormone production
  7. Oogenesis
    development of oocyte

    aka ova

    aka gametes
  8. How many oocytes will develop in reproductive lifetime?

    The number produced is more than necessary (exocrine)
    350-500 (yikes!!)
  9. List the hormones produced in the ovaries
    estrogen

    progesterone

    relaxin (endocrine)

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