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  • noun anatomy A layer of small cells that forms the wall of an ovarian follicle


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From Latin membrana granulosa


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  • Called the granulosa cells, they act as a kind of communication system helping to direct egg production and growth.

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  • Membrana granulosa: the follicular cells proliferate to form several layers these constitute the Membrana granulosa and the cells called granulosa cells.

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  • Cells called granulosa cells, which surround the oocyte, receive the FSH; these cells excrete other factors that 'feed' the oocyte. - latest science and technology news stories

  • (so-called granulosa) cells secrete a yellow substance, lutein, and enlarge.

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  • The wall of the follicle consists, in the mammal, of several layers of cells, the membrana granulosa (or "granulosa" simply); the ovum lies on its outer side embedded in a mass of cells, discus proligerus, separated from actual contact with the ovum by a zona pellucida.

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  • Carr, M.C.: Juvenile granulosa cell tumor of the testis: new paradigms for management.

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  • The only organisms on Earth that can eat T. granulosa newts and survive are some T. sirtalis garter snakes.

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  • One-thirtieth of the TTX normally found in a T. granulosa newt is enough to kill the average human being.

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  • They are: Ypthima granulosa, Acraea dammii, Euphaedra orientalis and Teniorhinus herilus.

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  • The Taricha newts of western North America are particularly toxic; the Rough-skinned Newt Taricha granulosa of the Pacific Northwest produces enough tetrodotoxin to kill an adult human foolish enough to swallow a newt.

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