The Ovary

  • A. Helvacioglu
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In the words of Albert Schweitzer, the most precious thing about man, however creative he may be, is man himself. “Man” endures through the intricate reproductive process in which the ovary plays a lead role. The ovary is a multicompartmental structure with different and variable biologic properties. Responding to cyclic pituitary gonadotropin secretion, it secretes sex steroids and glycoproteins and produces the ovum. Current information suggests that the ovary is very instrumental in the activities of the hypothalamo-pituitary-ovarian axis.


Luteinizing Hormone Granulosa Cell Follicle Stimulate Hormone Corpus Luteum Follicular Fluid 
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