follicle


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Related to follicle: ovarian follicle, follicle stimulating hormone
  • noun

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any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles that are suspended in a resting state restores hair growth, a new study found.
In acne, the glands begin to produce too much sebum and the excess mixes with dead skin cells to form a plug in the follicle.
IVA helps stimulate these immature follicles potentially allowing the follicles to mature and release eggs, which could eventually lead to pregnancy.
For each group, only follicles with a visible nucleus in the oocyte were considered for counting to avoid duplicate counts of a follicle.
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Megan Buchanan, Cardiff FOLLICLES that supply hair for brows, eyelashes and other parts of your body are different from follicles on your scalp.
mm) were dissected out from the ovarian cortex and were washed with preantral follicle isolation medium consisting of Dulbecco's phosphate buffer saline, Steer serum (10 %) and Gentamicin (50 [micro]g/ml).
There is effacement of the follicles secondary to a progressive involution of germinal centers, depletion of lymphocytes, accumulation of plasma cells, and excessive interfollicular proliferation of blood vessels (figure 2).
It most commonly affects adolescents as the hormones that regulate puberty also cause changes in the lining of the hair follicle and the oiliness of the skin.
Dermal papilla cells (DPCs), a group of specialized fibroblasts within the hair follicle bulb, have an essential function in the control of hair growth not only in the normal hair cycle but also in the pathogenesis of certain conditions, for example in androgenetic alopecia (Inui et al.
Conversely, blocking Wnt proteins halted follicle production.
The researchers found they could take advantage of this "embryonic window" and control the process with Wnt proteins, which play a key role in normal follicle development.
Ovarian follicle activation is an irreversible and precisely regulated process.
At 71 days after transplantation, a 14-mm follicle was observed in the recipient, her serum estradiol level was 154 pg/mL, and her uterine lining was 8 mm thick.