Graafian follicle


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Related to Graafian follicle: ovarian follicle, ovulation, corpus luteum
  • noun

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a vascular body in a mammalian ovary enclosing a developing egg

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The stereological study did not reveal any significant changes in the volumes of ovaries, primary, secondary and graafian follicles (8).
Knockout of luteinizing hormone receptor abolishes the effects of follicle-stimulating hormone on preovulatory maturation and ovulation of mouse graafian follicles.
It was Albrecht von Haller who named the ovarian follicles after De Graaf, calling them ova Graafiana; later they came to be called Graafian vesicles and eventually, Graafian follicles.
Grossly observable Graafian follicles were counted and their diameter was measured using Vernier Calipers.
Administration of nicotine in adult female rats has resulted in the increase in the number of atretic follicles in the ovary, irregularities in the estrous cycle, impaired ovulation, altered steroid hormone concentration, decrease in the number and size of Graafian follicles and corpora lutea (1, 3).