folliculogenesis


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folliculogenesis

[fōlik′yəlōjen′əsis]
1 the stimulation of follicle development in the ovary by hormones or drugs.
2 the development of follicles in the ovary, normally under the influence of the follicle-stimulating hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland.

folliculogenesis

growth and development of the primordial follicle in the ovary. The maximal number of oocytes that the female will ever have are present in the ovary at birth.
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Folliculogenesis is a complex and dynamic process in which a number of small primordial follicles which contain an immature oocyte surrounded with somatic cells grow to form preovulatory follicles that enter the menstrual cycle.
The nature of these actions may involve the modulation of uterine contractions at labour, resulting in either the stimulation or inhibition of myometrial muscle contractions, or may modulate other reproductive processes such as folliculogenesis, and reproductive hormone(s) regulation.
Fecundity, the germinal epithelium, and folliculogenesis in viviparous fishes.
Maternal protein-energy and energy-restricted diets during lactation possibly could program folliculogenesis and the ovarian expression of leptin and its different isoform receptors in rats.
Thus, greater circulating amounts of FSH are needed to initiate folliculogenesis which leads to overstimulation of the ovary causing, relative hyperestrogenemia during this transition period.
42) It is reported that severe maternal folate deficiency before conception and during gestation has been associated with impairment in female fertility, folliculogenesis, and fetal development.
These findings indicate that numerous miRNAs play crucial roles in the regulation of folliculogenesis.
As the chemotherapeutic drugs cause destruction to ovaries, it leads to defective folliculogenesis as well as steroidogenesis.
Optimal folliculogenesis and oocyte maturation are essential to oocyte quality with a flow-on effect to embryo quality.
The effect of an individualized GnRH antagonist protocol on folliculogenesis in IVF/ICSI.
Therefore, these oocytes are a great source for folliculogenesis based studies and embryo production.