Anatomy & Physiology Reproductive #7

Question

Which term is used when discussing the innermost layer of the uterus?

Answers

  1. Perimetrium
    • Rationale:

      The perimetrium is the outermost, not innermost, layer of the uterus.

  2. Myometrium
    • Rationale:

      The myometrium is the middle, not innermost, layer of the uterus.

  3. Endometrium
    • Rationale:

      The endometrium is the innermost layer of the uterus.

  4. Mesometrium
    • Rationale:

      The mesometrium is the mesentery of the uterus and makes up the majority of the broad ligament of the uterus.

Overview

The uterus, an internal female reproductive organ, has three layers.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

The layers of the uterus are the perimetrium, the myometrium, and the endometrium. The endometrium is the innermost layer of the uterus. It has glands that secrete a substance that not only facilitates the transport of sperm but it also provides essential nutrients to a developing embryo.

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