Blood supply of the human female reproductive organs. The left ovary is the oval shaped structure visible above the label "ovarian arteries".
|System||Female reproductive system|
|Artery||ovarian artery, uterine artery|
|Lymph||Paraaortic lymph node|
Anatomy[change | change source]
Uses[change | change source]
Ovaries have two purposes:
- Produce female sex hormones resulting in puberty
- Produce ova (also called "egg cells"), which are the female reproductive cells.
Menstruation[change | change source]
During menstruation, an ovum is released from the ovary and enters one of the Fallopian tubes. There, the ovum can be fertilised. Ovaries have a certain number of eggs in them, so when eggs stop being released, this is the start of the menopause. During this time, female hormones stop being produced.
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Other websites[change | change source]
|Adrenal gland - Corpus luteum - Hypothalamus - Ovaries - Pancreas - Parathyroid gland - Pineal gland - Pituitary gland - Testes - Thyroid gland - Hormone|