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Ovary MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Ovary
Tree Number(s)
A05.360.319.114.630
A05.360.576.497
A06.300.312.497
Unique ID
D010053
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010053
Annotation
OVARY, PLANT is also available; /‌surg permitted but is probably OVARIECTOMY; /‌abnorm: agenesis or dysgenesis: coord OVARY /‌abnorm (IM) with GONADAL DYSGENESIS (IM); /‌cytol: consider also THECA CELLS; inflammation = OOPHORITIS; polycystic ovary, sclerocystic ovary = POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME
Scope Note
The reproductive organ (GONADS) in female animals. In vertebrates, the ovary contains two functional parts: the OVARIAN FOLLICLE for the production of female germ cells (OOGENESIS); and the endocrine cells (GRANULOSA CELLS; THECA CELLS; and LUTEAL CELLS) for the production of ESTROGENS and PROGESTERONE.
Entry Term(s)
Ovaries
See Also
Ovariectomy
Consider Also
consider also terms at OOPHOR- and THEC-
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/30
Ovary Preferred
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