Follicles are the structures of the ovary where eggs grow and mature.
At the beginning of the menstrual cycle a set of follicles begins to grow and mature, but, of all of them, only one will reach ovulation, that is, release a mature egg. The rest will degenerate at different stages of development.
This maturation is regulated by gonadotropins, which are hormones released by the pituitary gland and whose function is exerted on the ovary.
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By Andrea Rodrigo (embryologist), Dr. Joel G. Brasch (gynecologist) and Marie Tusseau (babygest staff).
Last Update: 05/27/2019