Fallopian Tubes

The Fallopian tubes, also termed as uterine tubes or salpinges, are part of the female uterus and the pathway through which a woman's egg cells pass when going to the body of the uterus. In a normal pregnancy the egg cell and sperm cell meet each other in the uterus where the egg implants itself following fertilization. In the instances where the egg implants itself in the fallopian tube or in the abdomen it is referred to as an "ectopic" pregnancy. The term “Fallopian” came from Gabriele Fallopio, a Catholic priest and anatomist, who first identified the uterine appendages.

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