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Follicular Phase of the Ovarian Cycle

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At what stage is the oocyte released from the ovary?

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1. Of the subset of follicles recruited from the egg nests during each ovarian cycle how many usually reach full maturity (i.e., become a mature graafian follicle)?

2. Which of the following statements about oocytes is false?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments asks questions about the key details about the follicular phase including when the oocyte is released from the ovary and how many follicles mature within the subset of egg nests.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These practice questions help you review:

  • When the oocyte is released from the ovary
  • How many follicles mature within the subset
  • What are the closest follicular cells to the developing oocyte
  • The hormone produced by the thecal and granulosa cells
  • How many days the follicular phase takes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related follicular phase lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the closest follicular cells to the developing oocyte and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the hormone produced by the thecal and granulosa cells

Additional Learning

Review the lesson entitled Follicular Phase of the Ovarian Cycle to look at this stage in more detail. The content in this lesson is meant to help you achieve the following learning goals:

  • Understand what the ovarian cycle is and how long it lasts
  • Identify the two main phases of the cycle
  • Describe what the primordial follicle stage involves
  • Know how an egg gets produced and how ovulation completes the cycle
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