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oviduct

 [o´vĭ-dukt]
2. in nonmammals, a passage through which ova leave the maternal body or pass to an organ communicating with the exterior of the body. adj., adj ovidu´cal, oviduc´tal.

u·ter·ine tube

[TA]
one of the tubes leading on either side from the upper or outer extremity of the ovary, which is largely enveloped by its expanded infundibulum, to the fundus of the uterus; it provides the path by which the ovum travels from ovary to uterus where, if it is fertilized in the tube, it will implant as a zygote; it consists of infundibulum, ampulla, isthmus, and uterine parts.

oviduct

/ovi·duct/ (-dukt)
2. in nonmammals, a passage through which ova leave the female or pass to an organ that communicates with the exterior of the body.ovidu´caloviduct´al

oviduct

(ō′vĭ-dŭkt′)
n.
A tube through which eggs pass from an ovary, such as a fallopian tube in a mammal.

o′vi·duc′tal adj.

oviduct

oviduct

Medspeak
Fallopian tube; tuba uterina [NA6].
  
Zoology
The duct through which eggs pass to an animal’s exterior.

u·ter·ine tube

(yū'tĕr-in tūb) [TA]
One of the tubes leading on either side from the upper or outer extremity of the ovary, which is largely enveloped by its expanded infundibulum, to the fundus of the uterus; it consists of infundibulum, ampulla, isthmus, and uterine parts.
Synonym(s): salpinx (1) [TA] , fallopian tube, gonaduct (2) , oviduct.

oviduct

The FALLOPIAN TUBE.
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Fig. 240 Oviduct . The mammalian oviduct.

oviduct

a tube that carries the egg to the exterior or, in the case of mammals, to the lower part of the tube, the UTERUS, where it becomes implanted in the wall lining (ENDOMETRIUM) if FERTILIZATION has occurred. Usually oviducts are paired, but only one is present in birds. In higher mammals it is divided into an upper FALLOPIAN TUBE, which is ciliated, and into which the egg passes from the COELOM, a middle uterus, where the embryo develops, and a vagina leading to the exterior.

oviduct

a passage through which ova leave the maternal body or pass to an organ communicating with the exterior of the body. See also uterine tube. In birds generally only the left oviduct and ovary are functional. See infundibulum of uterine tube, magnum, isthmus of uterine tube.

accessory oviduct
see müllerian duct.
oviduct hypoplasia
failure of the tube to develop in the fetus; a rare cause of infertility.
oviduct impaction
blockage of the oviduct in the hen by an inspissated mass of egg material.
oviduct inflammation

Patient discussion about oviduct

Q. She had an infection in her fallopian tubes. She is recovering now, but can she get pregnant again? My sister had a very bad pregnancy where she had lost her first child. She had an infection in her fallopian tubes. As it was an ectopic pregnancy, she had an operation where they made a small incision in the fallopian tube and removed the embryo. She was depressed for quite a while as she was looking forward to enjoying her new baby. She is recovering now, but can she get pregnant again?

A. i think that was an ectopic pregnancy. of course she can get pregnant again, although the past history of tubal pregnancy increases the risk of developing another ectopic pregnancy in the future. but don't worry, all your sister need to is always consult her health and future-pregnancy condition with her ob-gyn specialist.

i believe that what happened to your sister was non-complicated ectopic pregnancy, because the doctor was just doing the minimal invasive surgery in her fallopian tube. it still has the risks of having another ectopic one in her future pregnancy, but with a complete medical check-up and work-up, i'm sure she will just be doing well.

i just wrote a brief note about ectopic pregnancy, in case you want to read that :
http://doctoradhi.com/blog/2009/01/ectopic-pregnancy/

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References in periodicals archive ?
Mature ova released from the oviduct are wrapped with a gelling agent from the oviducal gland using water to form a mucous matrix.
The shaded oviducal gland component preceded mating and occurred during parallel positioning.
Females with oviducal eggs (confirmed by dissection) were captured on 6 and 20 June 1991 and 23 June 1992, and a female radiotelemetered in 2005 laid eggs overnight 24-25 June (Iverson et al.
The relationship between oocyte diameter, uterus width, and oviducal gland width to the TL showed an increase between 200 and 220 cm TL.
After recording the total body weight (TW), each specimen was dissected to separate different organs and the following measurements of weight were recorded in grams: mantle weight (MW); head weight, including arms and tentacles (HW); viscera weight, including gills, stomach, cecum, hepatopancreas, and ink sac (VW); ovary weight, including oviduct and oviducal gland (OW); testis weight (TW); and nidamental gland weight (NGW).
Spermoviduct thrown into strong convolutions and with distinct oviducal and prostatic portions, the former with superficial folds; hermaphrodite duct highly convoluted; ovotestis comprising a loose assemblage of vermiform acini, embedded in apical whorl of digestive gland.
During gonadal examination of females, we counted vitellogenic follicles (in ovary) or oviducal eggs (embryos) and recorded length and width of left and right vitellogenic follicles or oviductal eggs tp nearest 0.
The concomitant increase in ovary width (Figure 7) and oviducal gland width (Figure 8), associated to the size of the smaller pregnant females, indicates that first maturity for females occurs at around 105.
The maximum diameter of ova, where they were sufficiently developed to be visible in the ovary, was recorded, and the diameter of the oviducal gland was measured.
We counted, measured and weighed all unyolked and yolked follicles, and corpora lutea in the ovaries, and oviducal eggs.