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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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Ultrastructural studies: The oocytes of right oviducts were used for ultrastructural studies.
The chicken oviduct has been extensively used as a model to study hormonal induction of protein synthesis (Khuong and Jeong.
Female organs Character Grade Nidamental gland length millimeters Accessory nida- color 0=clear, 1=whitish, 2=pink, mental gland 3=peach, 4=reddish-orange Oviduct number of large 1=none, 2=1-20, 3=21-200, clear eggs 4=>200 Ovary number of large 1=none, 2=1-20, 3=21-200, clear oocytes 4=>200 Ovary number of opaque 1=none, 2=1-20, 3=21-200, or white oocytes 4=>200 Table 2 Percentage of spawning female market squid classed by the number of eggs in their oviducts and by the number of ages (stages of degeneration) of postovulatory follicles (POFs) in their ovaries.
In this context, these kinds of cells have been employed both before and after in vitro fertilization in many studies (12-14) and under different conditions such as monolayers cells from different parts of the oviduct, from different stages of the cycle, and oviductal cell-conditioned medium (4, 15-17).
The ovaries, oviducts and uteri of adult native yellow cows were obtained from a public slaughterhouse.
The two females with convoluted oviducts may have passed eggs earlier in the breeding season, but no other signs of recent reproduction were evident.
In this study we examined the histology of the oviducts of the brown house snake (Lamprophis fuliginosus) and Brabminy blind snake (Rhamphotyphlops braminus) to determine if the anatomy of the blind oviduct is more similar to snakes or lizards.
Co-culture of cattle embryos is not yet ready to replace short-term transfer of genetically manipulated embryos into rabbit oviducts.
An estrogen receptor antagonist blocked these effects, indicating that they were induced by the estrogenic activity of Gen, Oviducts of adults treated neonatally with Gen had abnormal morphology and were stably "posteriorized," as indicated by altered Hoxa gene patterning during the time of treatment and dramatic, permanent up-regulation of homeobox genes (e.
Bovine oviducts were carefully trimmed on ice to remove the excess fat and tissue debris and washed with Dulbecco's phosphate buffered saline (D-PBS; Gibco, USA) containing 1% antibiotics and antimyotic solution (Gibco), and were dispersed two times by forcing them through an 18-gauge needle attached to a 10 ml syringe.
The current the Braille pins generate simulates flows that occur in the body due to muscle contractions and the motion of hair-like projections called cilia that line the oviducts.
smithii (Table 1): (1) quiescent (no yolk deposition); (2) early yolk deposition, basophilic yolk granules are present; (3) enlarged yolk-filled ovarian follicles, > 5 mm diameter; and (4) oviductal eggs with eggs in oviducts.