Physiology and ecology of the vagina.

  • Jorma Paavonen
  • Published 1983 in
    Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases…


The human vagina is lined by stratified squamous epithelium which has no glands. Major components of the vaginal secretions are transudate through the vaginal walls, desquamating epithelial cells, cervical mucus, fluids from the upper genital tract, and leukocytes. Estrogens and sexual stimulation are examples of factors which increase vaginal fluid. Major… (More)


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@article{Paavonen1983PhysiologyAE, title={Physiology and ecology of the vagina.}, author={Jorma Paavonen}, journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases. Supplementum}, year={1983}, volume={40}, pages={31-5} }