Dominant ovarian follicle

A dominant ovarian follicle refers to the follicle that enlarges to release an ovum during a menstural cycle. Usually approximately 10 Graafian follicles begin to mature where one becomes a dominant follicle and the rest become atretic ovarian follicles. After release of the ovum the remainder of the dominant follicle turns into a corpus luteum and finally into a scarred corpus albicans. On occasion there can be two or more dominant follicles.

Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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rID: 15587
Section: Anatomy
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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Dominant follicles
  • Dominant follicle - ovary
  • Dominant follicle - ovaries

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