Ovum


An ovum is a female sexual cell, circular, large, and without any mobility, produced in the ovaries, which mature approximately every twenty-eight days, from puberty, when the ovum leaves the ovary and goes to the ovaries. Fallopian tube; This entire process is called the menstrual period. Etymologically, the word ovum comes from the Latin “ovŭlum” which is the diminutive of “ovum” which means “egg”.

The human egg is created in the ovaries, which are female sexual organs, they are located in the pelvic cavity below the kidneys; formed by a protoplasmic or yolk membrane, protoplasm or yolk, and nucleus or germinative vesicle. These ovules originate from a process called oogenesis that modifies the cells of the ovaries so that they are later able to fertilize; When the egg is mature, it travels to the fallopian tubes, as mentioned above, where it may or may not be fertilized by a sperm; if so, the embryo will settle in the uterus and continue a development process for approximately 40 weeks, until the birth of a new being.

In botany, the organ or cell with the appearance of a bag inside the flower, specifically in the ovary, is called an ovule, where the oosphere or macrogamete is produced, which, when fertilized, becomes the seed. On the other hand, the medicine or drug that is introduced into the vagina, with the fingers or with an applicator, is known as a suppository. This drug is almost always made from solid vegetable oil that contains the active ingredient, which is released in a progressive in the vagina at the same time that the ovum fuses.