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Summary Pathways to pregnancy and parturition

- P L Senger
ISBN-10 0965764826 ISBN-13 9780965764827
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A snapshot of the summary - Pathways to pregnancy and parturition Author: P L Senger ISBN: 9780965764827

  • 1 Introduction to reproduction

  • What is the cortical reaction?

    It prevents penetration by additional spermatozoa.

  • What is pronuclei formation?

    It allows the male and female DNA to form a single nucleus.

  • What types of placenta's are there?
    - Diffuese placenta
    - Zonary placenta
    - Discoid placenta
    - Cotyledonary placenta
  • What is the zondary placenta?
    Have a band-like zone of chorionic villi
  • How can you classify placentas on maternal and fetal blood streams?
    - Epitheliochorial
    - Endotheliochorial
    - Hemochorial
  • 2 The organization and function of the female reproductive system

  • The female tract is a series of tubes. Each tube is organized in concentric layers called:

    • Serosa (outer)
    • Muscularis
    • Submucosa
    • Mucosa (inner)
  • What are the tubular components of the femal tract?

    • Oviducts
    • Uterus
    • Cervix
    • Vagina
  • What kind of structure arounds the reproductive tract?

    The peritoneum that is in continuous with the broad ligament.

  • What are the components of the broad ligament?

    • Mesovarium (houses the blood and lymphatic vessels and nerves that supply the ovary)
    • Mesosalpinx (the surroinding of the oviduct)
    • Mesometrium (supports the uterine horns and the body of the uterus)
  • Why are corpora albicantia white?

    This is due to the increasing ratio of connective tissue to secretory tissue.

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