The Histology Guide

Question 1: The major functions of the ovary are?


Question 2: Why does production of gametes cease at menopause in females?


Question 3: What are the theca interna and externa derived from?


Question 4: From which cells around a secondary follicle does the zonula granulosa develop?


Question 5: Would you find a corpus luteum in an ovary taken from a pre-pubescent girl?


Question 6: How does a follicle move down the oviduct?


Question 7: What stage of the menstrual cycle would fit this description of the uterus? `The stroma is deep and richly vascularised, and contains proliferating tubular glands.`


Question 8: What does the endometrial gland secrete?


Question 9: What initiates menstruation


Question 10: What type of epithelium lines the vagina?


Question 11: Why do you find accumulations of lymphoid tissue in the lamina propria?


Question 12: Where does the embryo implant in an ectopic pregnancy?


Question 13: What type of muscle is present in the walls of the fallopian tubes?


Question 14: What type of follicle is this? (see Figure 1 below)


Question 15: What is the area of the follicle marked by the letter A called?


Question 16: What are the cells in the region delineated by Arrow B in the picture called?


Question 17: What are the arteries present in the endometrium of the uterus known as?


Question 18: What is the part of the endometrium that is lost during menstruation called?


Question 19: What types of secretion are involved in the production of milk?


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Figure 1. See questions 14, 15 & 16