A&P FRS: Ovaries
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oval in shape
size of an almond
the graafian follicle, corpus luteum and follicular are found here
aka female gonads
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
vesicle-like space where ova develop
- normal ruptured follicle formed after ovulation
- leaves scar
most common form
failure of the graafian follicle to rupture
ovum degenerates forming fluid into follicle forming cyst
What is the function of the ovaries?
development of oocyte
How many oocytes will develop in reproductive lifetime?
The number produced is more than necessary (exocrine)
List the hormones produced in the ovaries
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