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A snapshot of the summary - Pathways to pregnancy and parturition
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
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)
- Mucosa (inner)
What are the tubular components of the femal tract?
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.