follicle

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any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity

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The size of the dominant follicle was also not related to serum TCDD level either as a continuous (adj-[beta] = 0.
FSH sends a signal to the dominant follicle to produce estrogen, which enters the bloodstream and reaches the uterus.
Before the first aspiration, the heifers were synchronized in estrus and the dominant follicle removed according to the method previously described by Viana et al.
Under follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) surge, 6-8 follicles develop, one being the dominant follicle with an abundance of FSH receptors; the remaining follicles undergo atresia (a degeneration and subsequent resorption of one or more immature ovarian follicles).
Each wave is marked by the emergence of a dominant follicle and a cohort of subordinate follicles.
Campbell calls "the pivotal scan" can be used to exclude the presence of hydrosalpinx, adhesions, peritoneal fluid, polycystic ovaries and ovarian cysts, as well as to identify the presence of a dominant follicle of 14-18 mm.
Effect of high progesterone levels during the growing phase of the dominant follicle of Wave 1 in ultrasonically monitored ewes.
The increase in LH pulsatility stimulates the maturation of a dominant follicle (Mihm and Austin, 2002).