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Encyclopedia > Suspensory ligament of the ovary
Suspensory ligament of the ovary
Uterus and right broad ligament, seen from behind. The broad ligament has been spread out and the ovary drawn downward.
Latin l. suspensorium ovarii
Gray's subject #266 1254
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12493199

The suspensory ligament of the ovary (also infundibulopelvic ligament) is a fold of peritoneum that surrounds the ovarian artery and vein as they extend out from the ovary. Image File history File links Gray1161. ... The uterus or womb is the major female reproductive organ of most mammals, including humans. ... Female internal reproductive anatomy The uterus or womb is the major female reproductive organ of most mammals, including humans. ... Latin is an ancient [[Indo-European languages|Indo-well as the Roman CEuropean language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo Elsevier, the worlds largest publisher of medical and scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group. ... In higher vertebrates, the peritoneum is the serous membrane that forms the lining of the abdominal cavity - it covers most of the intra-abdominal organs. ... In human anatomy, the ovarian artery is a blood vessel that supplies oxygenated blood to the ovary. ... Human female internal reproductive anatomy Ovaries are egg-producing reproductive organs found in female organisms. ...


Structure

The tubal extremity of the ovary is near the external iliac vein; to it are attached the ovarian fimbria of the uterine tube and a fold of peritoneum, the suspensory ligament of the ovary, which is directed upward over the iliac vessels and contains the ovarian vessels. Human female internal reproductive anatomy Ovaries are egg-producing reproductive organs found in female organisms. ... Veins of the abdomen and lower limb - inferior vena cava, common iliac vein, external iliac vein, internal iliac vein, femoral vein and their tributaries. ... A fimbria (plural fimbriae) is an appendage in many gram-negative bacteria that is thinner and shorter than a flagellum. ... Female internal reproductive anatomy The Fallopian tubes or oviducts are two very fine tubes leading from the ovaries of female mammals into the uterus. ... In higher vertebrates, the peritoneum is the serous membrane that forms the lining of the abdominal cavity - it covers most of the intra-abdominal organs. ...


See also

  • Ligament of ovary
  • Broad ligament of uterus

External links

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Female reproductive system
Ovaries | Suspensory ligament of the ovary | Mesovarium | Epoophoron | Gartner's duct | Ovarian follicle | Corpus luteum | Corpus albicans | Fallopian tubes | Fimbria

Uterus | Internal orifice of the uterus | Fundus | Broad ligament of the uterus | Cervix | External orifice of the uterus | Cavity of the body | Canal of the cervix | Round ligament of uterus | Endometrium | Myometrium | Perimetrium | Canal of Nuck It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into sex organ. ... Human female internal reproductive anatomy Ovaries are egg-producing reproductive organs found in female organisms. ... At first the mesonephros and genital ridge are suspended by a common mesentery, but as the embryo grows the genital ridge gradually becomes pinched off from the mesonephros, with which it is at first continuous, though it still remains connected to the remnant of this body by a fold of... The epoophoron , also called organ of Rosenmüller, is a remnant of the Wolffian duct that can be found next to the ovary and fallopian tube. ... Gartners duct is a potential embryological remnant in human female development of the mesonephric ducts. ... Ovarian follicles or Graafian follicles (after Regnier de Graaf) are the roughly spherical cell aggregations in the ovary containing an ovum and from which the egg is released during ovulation. ... The corpus luteum (Latin for yellow body) is a small, temporary endocrine structure in animals. ... The corpus luteum (Latin for yellow body) is a small, temporary endocrine structure in mammals that develops from an ovarian follicle after it has released a mature egg. ... Female internal reproductive anatomy The Fallopian tubes or oviducts are two very fine tubes leading from the ovaries of female mammals into the uterus. ... Uterus and uterine tubes In the female reproductive system, the fimbria is a fringe of tissue near the ovary leading to the Fallopian tube. ... The uterus or womb is the major female reproductive organ of most mammals, including humans. ... The internal orifice of the uterus (or internal orifice of the cervix uteri or internal os) is a interior narrowing of the uterine cavity. ... The fundus of the uterus is the top portion opposite from the cervix. ... The broad ligament of the uterus refers to the wide fold of peritoneum that connects the sides of the uterus to the walls and floor of the pelvis. ... Schematic frontal view of female anatomy The cervix (from Latin neck) is the lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina. ... The external orifice of the uterus (or ostium of uterus, or external os) is a small, depressed, somewhat circular aperture on the rounded extremity of the vaginal portion of the cervix. ... The Cavity of the Body in the uterus is a mere slit, flattened antero-posteriorly. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... 1. ... The endometrium is the inner uterine membrane in mammals which is developed in preparation for the implantation of a fertilized egg upon its arrival into the uterus. ... The myometrium is the middle layer of the uterine wall consisting of smooth muscle cells and supporting stromal and vascular tissue. ... Uterus and uterine tubes The perimetrium is the outer serosa layer of the uterus, covered in peritoneum. ... The Canal of Nuck, described by Anton Nuck in 1691, is an abnormal patent pouch of peritoneum extending into the labium major of women. ...


Vulva | Mons pubis | Labium | Clitoris  (Clitoral hood , Frenulum clitoridis, Vestibular bulbs) | Bartholin's glands  | Cleft of venus | Labial commissures | Vagina  (Skene's glands , Fossa of vestibule of vagina)| Frenulum labiorum pudendi | Hymen | Vulval vestibule Labeled picture of external human female reproductive anatomy. ... The mons pubis of a human male, aged 20 years, is very prominent between the abdomen and the genitals. ... Anterior view of an adult woman with pubic hair removed, showing labia majora. ... A womans clitoris extends from the visible portion to a point below the pubic bone. ... In female human anatomy, the clitoral hood, (also called prepuce), is a fold of skin that surrounds and protects the clitoral glans. ... The Frenulum clitoridis (also known as the Crus glandis clitoridis) is a frenulum that surrounds the clitoris. ... The Vestibular Bulbs, also known as the Clitoral Bulbs, are an internal part of the Clitoris next to the clitoral body, clitoral crura, urethra, urethral sponge, and vagina. ... The Bartholins glands (also called Bartholin glands or greater vestibular glands) are two glands located slightly below and to the left and right of the opening of the vagina in women. ... Female pelvis from the front with mons pubis and labia majora shaved to show the Cleft of Venus. ... Labial commissures are junctions of the labia of the vulva. ... The vagina, (from Latin, literally sheath or scabbard ) is the tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female placental mammals and marsupials, or to the cloaca in female birds, monotremes, and some reptiles. ... In human anatomy, the Skenes glands (also known as the lesser vestibular or paraurethral glands) are glands located on the upper wall of the vagina, around the lower end of the urethra. ... Between the hymen and the frenulum of the labia is the fossa of vestibule of vagina (or fossa navicularis), while in the groove between the hymen and the labium minus, on either side, the small opening of the greater vestibular gland (Bartholin’s) can be seen. ... In female human anatomy, the frenulum labiorum pudendi (aka. ... Detail photo of the female vulva, showing a crescentic hymen. ... The Vulval vestibule (or Vulvar vestibule) is a part of the vulva between the labia minora that the urethra and the vagina open into. ...


Breast | Mammary glands | Nipple | Areola | Lactiferous duct A pregnant womans breasts. ... Cross section of the breast of a human female. ... Typical human female nipple and areola. ... Cross section of the breast of a human female. ... Lactiferous ducts are lobes of the mammary gland at the tip of the nipple. ...


G-spot | Urethral sponge ... Female internal reproductive anatomy The urethral sponge is a spongy cushion of tissue, found in the lower genital area of women, that sits against both the pubic bone and vaginal wall, and surrounds the urethra. ...


 
 

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