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.
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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.
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A tube through which eggs pass from an ovary, such as a fallopian tube in a mammal.
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Fallopian tube; tuba uterina [NA6].
The duct through which eggs pass to an animal’s exterior.
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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.
(1) [TA] , fallopian tube
(2) , oviduct
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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.
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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.More discussions about oviduct
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 :
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