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Author Hunter, Ronald H. F.

Title The Fallopian Tubes [electronic resource] : Their Role in Fertility and Infertility / by Ronald H.F. Hunter.

Published Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1988.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 191 pages 55 illustrations)
Contents Discovery of the Fallopian Tubes, and Subsequent Historical Landmarks -- Development of the Fallopian Tubes and Their Functional Anatomy -- Fallopian Tube Fluid: The Physiological Medium for Fertilization and Early Embryonic Development -- Transport of Gametes, Selection of Spermatozoa, and Gamete Lifespans in the Female Tract -- Denudation of Eggs, Capacitation of Spermatozoa, and Fertilization -- Normal and Abnormal -- Development of the Embryo and Influences on the Maternal System -- Transport of Embryos to the Uterus: Normal and Abnormal Timing -- Malfunction of the Fallopian Tubes: Spontaneous Conditions and Surgical Studies -- In Vitro Fertilization, Manipulation of Eggs and Embryos, and Subsequent Transplantation -- Are The Fallopian Tubes Essential? A Biological Perspective -- Subject Index.
Summary This volume examines the physiology of Fallopian tube function, the nature of tubal fluids and microenvironments, and the dynamic interactions occurring locally between the embryo, the Fallopian tube and the neighbouring ovary. A consideration of early pregnancy factors is also included. In terms of knowledge, apart from integrating and increasing our understanding of the function of the Fallopian tubes, this book suggests routes to: (a) Improving the success of in vitro fertilization and culture of newly-fertilized eggs, whereby the importance of microenvironments in vivo is highlighted. (b) Concentrating research on early pregnancy factors and the manner in which the embryo influences the maternal duct system and gonads.
Subject Life sciences.
Human anatomy.
Forests and forestry.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783642730450 (electronic bk.)
3642730450 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-642-73045-0