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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Moreover, nicotine has been shown to inhibit the induction of progesterone synthesis in cumulus cells by FSH and the production of other androgens by theca interna cells (14).
Microscopic examination reveals well-circumscribed nodules of steroid hormone-producing cells, intermediate in size between luteinized granulosa cells and luteinized theca interna cells.
Pregnancy luteomas are generally thought to arise from nodular hyperplasia of theca interna cells (theca-lutein hyperplasia), (59,67,69) although others (56) have proposed an origin from stromal cells.