Sophia's online courses not only save you money, but credits are also eligible for transfer to over 2,000 colleges and universities.*
Source: Female Reproductive System; Public Domain: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Scheme_female_reproductive_system-en.svg
(00:00-00:39) Oocyte released from ovary
(01:07-01:48) Primary Oocyte
(01:49-02:32) Secondary Oocyte
Terms to Know
Monthly cycle in which an oocyte matures and is released from a woman's ovary.
The flow of the endometrium out the vagina if the oocyte was not fertilized during the menstrual cycle.
A hormone released during the menstrual cycle that prepares the endometrium for implantation.
A female sex hormone that plays various roles in the female reproductive system, including preparing the endometrium for pregnancy.
A woman's first menstrual cycle.
Marks the end of a woman's fertility in which a woman is no longer able to conceive.
The cycle in which an oocyte matures as the menstrual cycle advances.
The primary oocyte surrounded by nourishing cells in the ovary.
A protein layer that surrounds the follicle.
The oocyte formed after meiosis I has been completed in the ovary.
The process of expelling the secondary oocyte from the ovary to the oviduct.
Formed from the remnants of the ruptured follicle which secretes hormones that prepare the endometrium for an embryo.
Follicle Stimulating Hormone; a major hormone of the reproductive system which stimulates ovulation.
Lutenizing hormone; A hormone released from the anterior pituitary gland and plays a large role in the reproductive system.
Source: Nathan Lampson