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Ginekologia i Położnictwo medical project
ISSN 1896-3315 e-ISSN 1898-0759

Follicular fluid


Abstract

Author(s): Magdalena Lemm (ABE), Władysław Skałba (AEF), Mirosława Mackiewicz (DE), Andrzej Witek (DE)

Follicular fluid is an immediate environment of a developing oocyte. Therefore, determining its composition provides a good tool for evaluation of oocyte quality and its capability to be fertilized as well as for assessment of the course of early pregnancy. The review of the available literature concerning this subject proves that there is a need for further studies on the composition and role of follicular fluid in order to learn about yet unknown mechanisms responsible for reproduction failures and pathologies of early embryonic and fetal development.