Their outfit boasted hundreds of ships and some 50, men, and it preyed on the fishing vessels, supply junks and the coastal villages of Southern China with impunity. Cheng elbowed her way into power and partnered with a trusted lieutenant and lover named Chang Pao. She also penned a rigorous code of conduct for her pirates.
Ovaries are the female gonads — the primary female reproductive organs. These glands have three important functions: they secrete hormones, they protect the eggs a female is born with and they release eggs for possible fertilization. Human females are typically born with two ovaries stemming from the uterus.
A dermoid cyst is a teratoma of a cystic nature that contains an array of developmentally mature, solid tissues. It frequently consists of skinhair folliclesand sweat glandswhile other commonly found components include clumps of long hairpockets of sebumbloodfatbonenailteetheyescartilageand thyroid tissue. As dermoid cysts grow slowly and contain mature tissue, this type of cystic teratoma is nearly always benign.
The menstrual cycle begins with the maturation of oocytes through the process of oogenesis, as well as concurrent follicle development that stimulates ovulation. Oogenesis starts with the process of developing oogonia via the transformation of primordial follicles into primary oocytes, a process called oocytogenesis. Oocytogenesis is complete either before or shortly after birth in humans.
From both social and medical perspectives, it is often considered the central event of female pubertyas it signals the possibility of fertility. Girls experience menarche at different ages. The timing of menarche is influenced by female biologyas well as genetic and environmental factorsespecially nutritional factors.