Graafian follicle

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a vascular body in a mammalian ovary enclosing a developing egg

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Furthermore, our previous study revealed no alteration in the volumeof ovary,unilaminarprimary follicles, multilaminar primary follicles, secondary follicles, and graafian follicles in the experimental groups (9).
Capacity of immunologically purified FSH to stimulate cyclic AMP accumulation and steroidogenesis in Graafian follicles and to induce ovum maturation and ovulation in the rat.
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).
Follicles were classified based on their morphological characteristics as: primordial, primary, secondary and Graafian follicles.
Grossly observable Graafian follicles were counted and their diameter was measured using Vernier Calipers.