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Chapter 24 Part II

Female Reproductive System

What positions are Ovaries in? (Intraperitoneal or Retroperitoneal) Retroperitoneal
What hold the ovaries in place? 1. Suspensory Ligament of Ovary 2. Mesovarium 3. Broad Ligament 4. Ovarian Ligament
What is the mesentary of the ovary? Mesovarium
What is the Mesovarium a part of? Broad ligament
What surrounds the ovary? a fibrous capsule called Tunica Albuginea
What houses developing gametes? Cortex
What are components of the cortex of the ovary? 1. Oocytes 2. Follicular cells 3. Primordial follicles
What houses blood vessels, lymphatics and nerves in the ovaries? medulla
What are the three components of ovaries? 1. Tunica Albuginea 2. Cortex 3. Medulla
What is it called in the ovarian cycle when follicular cells become cuboidal and oocytes become larger? Primary follicle
What receives ovulated oocyte and provides a site for fertilization? Fallopian tubes
The fallopian tube is not what with the ovary? not continuous
Where are the Fallopian Tubes? begins laterally (moving away) near an ovary and ends medially where it empties into superior part of uterus
What are the four parts of the fallopian tube? 1. Infundibulum 2. Fimbriae 3. Ampulla 4. Isthmus
Where is the Uterus? lies between rectum and bladder
What does the Uterus do? function to receive, retain and nourish fertilized egg (the womb)
What are the components of the Uterus? 1. Body 2. Fundus 3. Cervix 4. External Os
What things support the Uterus? 1. Mesometrium 2. Round ligaments of the uterus 3. Urogenital diaphragm
What does mesmoetrium do? part of broad ligament that anchors uterus to lateral pelvic walls
What do Round ligaments of the uterus do? anchors uterus to anterior body wall
What is the muscle of the pelvic floor that provides the most support for the uterus? Urogenital diaphragm
What are the three basic layers that make up the wall of the uterus? 1. Outer Perimetrium 2 Middle Myometrium 3. Inner Endometrium
What are the three layers of the vagina? (outside to inside) 1. Adventitia 2. Muscularis 3. Mucosa
What part of vagina can rupture? Hymen
What is the recess that forms at superior part of vagina that encircles the cervix? Fornix
What are Mammary glands? modified sweat glands called breats
How many glands do Mammary glands consist of internally? 15-25 lobes
What supports Mammary Glands? Suspensory ligaments
Where is milk produced? in the mammary glands in the walls of the alveoli
How is milk carried out the breast? via lactiferous ducts
Created by: vs604