Anatomy & Physiology Reproductive #9

Question

Which term is used to discuss the outermost layer of the ovary?

Answers

  1. Cortex
    • Rationale:

      The cortex is the middle, not outermost, layer of the ovary.

  2. Medulla
    • Rationale:

      The medulla is the innermost, not outermost, layer of the ovary.

  3. Mons pubis
    • Rationale:

      The mons pubis, while an external female reproductive structure, is not a layer of the ovary.

  4. Tunica albuginea
    • Rationale:

      The tunica albuginea is the outermost layer of the ovary. It acts as a protective layer as the ovaries are delicate.

Overview

The ovary is an internal female reproductive organ that produces ova (i.e., eggs). Most females have two ovaries.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

The ovary is an internal structure of the female reproductive system. Each ovary has three layers. The outermost layer of the ovary is referred to as the tunica albuginea. The middle layer of the ovary is referred to as the cortex while the innermost layer of the ovary is called the medulla.

Test Taking Tip

Eliminate wrong answers! When answering this question, eliminate any answer choice that is not an internal female reproductive structure.

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