Normal Endometrium

  • Rita Iovine Demopoulos


Endometrium, the lining mucosa of the uterus, is a labile tissue hormonally responsive to sex steroids elaborated in the ovary. In the first half of the menstrual cycle all its elements undergo proliferation under the influence of estrogens, and in the latter half, it responds to progesterone by the production of secretions and stromal alterations necessary for implantation of a fertilized ovum. The factors in the hypothalamus and anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that control and regulate hormone production in the ovary are discussed in Chapter 10.


Menstrual Cycle Secretory Phase Ciliated Cell Proliferative Phase Glandular Epithelium 
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