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Anti-Mullerian Hormone and the Embryologist

The primary function of the female ovary is the production of a mature and viable oocyte capable of fertilization, subsequent embryo development and implantation. At birth, the ovary contains a finite number of oocytes available for folliculogenesis. This finite number of available oocytes is termed the “ovarian reserve.” The determination of ovarian reserve is important in the assessment and treatment of infertility. As the ovary ages, the ovarian reserve diminishes. The peak reproductive capacity for women is obtained prior…

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