Ovulation

Evolving Scientific and Clinical Concepts

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ISBN: 978-1-4899-0521-5 (Print) 978-0-387-21508-2 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. An Overview of 37 Years of Research on Ovulation

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      An Overview of 37 Years of Research on Ovulation

  3. The Follicle

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      Pages 17-17

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      Pages 19-30

      Histologic Definition of Ovarian Follicles and Analysis of Folliculogenesis Disruptions Due to Gene Mutations

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      Pages 31-48

      The Graafian Follicle: A Functional Definition

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      Pages 49-58

      The Critical Granulosa Cell Complement: Lessons from the Cyclin D2 Knockout

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      Pages 59-66

      Ovarian Teratocarcinogenesis: A Consequence of Abnormal Regulation of Meiosis

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      Pages 67-75

      The Role of the Oocyte in Ovulation

  4. The Gonadotropin Surge

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 77-77

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      Pages 79-97

      The Physiology of the Human Midcycle Gonadotropin Surge

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      Pages 98-109

      Duration, Amplitude, and Specificity of the Midcycle Gonadotropin Surge in Nonhuman Primates

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      Pages 110-118

      The Many Faces of FSH

  5. The Intraovarian Steroid Microenvironment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 119-119

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      Pages 121-129

      Progesterone: Lessons from the Progesterone Receptor Knockout

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      Pages 130-138

      Intraovarian Control of Ovulation: Lessons from Steroid Ablation/Replacement in Monkeys

  6. Putative Periovulatory Intraovarian Regulators

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139

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      Pages 141-153

      The Ovarian Renin Angiotensin System Viewed Through Ovarian Perfusion

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      Pages 154-166

      Ovarian Oxytocin: Periovulatory Production and Effects

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      Pages 167-174

      Neurotrophins and the Ovulatory Process: A Role for NGF and trkA?

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      Pages 175-186

      Cooperative Roles for the Angiopoietins and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Ovarian Angiogenesis

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      Pages 187-196

      Visualization of the Periovulatory Follicle: Morphological and Vascular Events

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      Pages 197-207

      Inhibins, Activins, and Estrogens: Roles in the Ovulatory Sequence

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      Pages 208-218

      Prostaglandins and Ovulation: From Indomethacin to PGHS-2 Knockout

  7. Putative Periovulatory Intraovarian Messengers/Facilitators

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      Pages 219-219

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      Pages 221-242

      White Blood Cells: Active Participants in the Ovulatory Cascade

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      Pages 243-254

      Ovarian Nitric Oxide: A Modulator of Ovulation and Oocyte Maturation

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