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Oxygen Tension in the Pre-Ovulatory and Non-Ovulating Ovarium Follicle of the Rat

  • M. Fennema
  • G. Zeilmaker
  • S. Faithfull
  • W. Erdmann
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 200)

Abstract

In 1978 Edwards and Steptoe were the first to fertilise an oocyte in vitro. Successful reimplantation of the embryo has subsequently led to the birth of the first “test tube” baby. This procedure has been repeated many times and since 1982 has become routine in this institute (Zeilmaker et al, 1984). In view of these developments, it has become more and more important to understand the mechanisms determining ovulation, so that oocytes can be incubated under optimal conditions.

Keywords

Luteinising Hormone Oxygen Tension Follicular Fluid Oocyte Maturation Copper Wire 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Fennema
    • 1
  • G. Zeilmaker
    • 2
  • S. Faithfull
    • 1
  • W. Erdmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of AnaesthesiologyErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Departments of EndocrinologyErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

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