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The Uterus pp 294-299 | Cite as

The Uterus Without Ovaries

  • Daniel Navot
  • Maryanne C. Williams
Part of the Clinical Perspectives in Obstetrics and Gynecology book series (CPOG)

Abstract

The role of the uterus in reproduction may be divided into four major functions:
  1. 1.

    Throughout a series of well-defined maturational changes the endometrium prepares for embryo implantation.

     
  2. 2.

    Further endometrial and vascular changes accommodate the invading trophoblast and sustain the implanting embryo.

     
  3. 3.

    The uterus is adjusting to the growing fetoplacental unit, providing both nourishment and protection from physical injury.

     
  4. 4.

    There is a complex transition from a role of containment to expulsion in the later part of gestation and parturition, respectively.

     

Keywords

Follicular Phase Premature Ovarian Failure Embryo Implantation Granulosa Cell Tumor Endometrial Receptivity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Navot
  • Maryanne C. Williams

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