Endocrinology of the ovary

Denis Magoffin, Ashim Kumar, Bulent Yildiz, Ricardo Azziz

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The ovary is a complex endocrine organ with both a cortex and a medulla. The medulla contains primarily loose connective tissue, blood vessels, and nerves, but few follicles. The ovarian cortex is composed of primordial and developing follicles, corpora lutea, and corpora albicantia distributed in loose connective tissue known as the interfollicular stroma (Fig. 1).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEndocrinology
Subtitle of host publicationBasic and Clinical Principles: Second Edition
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781588294272
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Magoffin, D., Kumar, A., Yildiz, B., & Azziz, R. (2005). Endocrinology of the ovary. In Endocrinology: Basic and Clinical Principles: Second Edition (pp. 391-403). Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-829-8_26