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Ovarian disorders 

Ovarian disorders
Ovarian disorders

Stephen Franks

and Lisa J. Webber


November 30, 2011: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 15 October 2021

The ovary produces (1) gametes—germ cells in the ovary have undergone the first meiotic division to become oocytes in primordial follicles by the time of birth, with about 400 of these ovulating during reproductive life; and (2) hormones—oestradiol, progesterone, androgens, and two nonsteroidal glycopeptides, inhibin A and B....

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