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Stages of Oogenesis (1st stage - before birth)
Starts with Oogonia (before birth) Primary follicles contain a primary oocyte Matures and then Graafian Follicle contains the secondary oocyte Ovulation occurs and the follicle turns into the Corpus Luteum (secretes hormones for pregnancy)
Structure and functions of the Fallopian tubes (including fimbriae)
Receives ovulated oocyte Fimbriae - finger-like projections at distal ends - receives oocyte Site for fertilization Not attached to the ovary Cilia and peristalsis in the fallopian tube slowly move the oocyte toward the uterus (3-4) days
Structure and functions of the uterus including 3 uterine wall layers
Endometrium, Myometrium, Perimetrium
Inner layer. Thickens to allow implantation of a fertilized egg. (If sheds, no implantation)
Muscle Contracts to give birth (involuntary and smooth) Causes cramps when on period
Outer layer. Smooth, slick, and reduces friction with other organs
Structure and function of the vagina
Structure - posterior to the bladder, anterior to the rectum Function - birth canal, receives the penis during sexual intercourse Hemen - partially closes vagina until it is ruptured
External Genitalia (including openings)
1.) Urethral opening 2.) Vaginal opening 3 & 4 Paraurethral Gland parallel to the prostate 5 & 6 Greater vestibular glands correspond to the bulbourethral gland 7.) Anal Opening
Anterior pituitary hormones (brain)
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Luteinizing Hormone (LH) talks to ovaries
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
matures the primary follicle and primary oocyte into the Graafian follicle and secondary oocyte
Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
ruptures the Graafian follicle (ovulation) and then turns in the corpus lutetium
Ovarian cycle (Estrogen & Progesterone)
Estrogen - tells the uterus to get thick Progesterone - stay think in order to maintain pregnancy
Uterine Cycle
Receives, Retains, and Nourishes the egg
What happens if there's not enough progesterone?
The wall does not stay thick and the pregnancy is lost