Hypothesis Concerning the Role of Follicular Contractions in Ovulation

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Science  10 Jun 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3415, pp. 1737-1738
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3415.1737


Autotransplants of ovarian tissue in the anterior chamber of the eye may be studied in the lightly anesthetized rabbit. Individual follicles in such implants, consisting of two to five follicles, have been observed to contract after subcutaneous injection of urine of pregnant women. after application of rat pituitary homogenate to the cornea, and 9 to 10 hours after cervical stimulation.