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Ovarian Follicle

"Ovarian Follicle" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An OOCYTE-containing structure in the cortex of the OVARY. The oocyte is enclosed by a layer of GRANULOSA CELLS providing a nourishing microenvironment (FOLLICULAR FLUID). The number and size of follicles vary depending on the age and reproductive state of the female. The growing follicles are divided into five stages: primary, secondary, tertiary, Graafian, and atretic. Follicular growth and steroidogenesis depend on the presence of GONADOTROPINS.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ovarian Follicle" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Ovarian Follicle" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 145 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2009
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