After the stratum functionale (SF) is sloughed off, resurfacing of the raw tissue occurs. The epithelial resurfacing comes from the glands that remain in the stratum basale (SB). The gland epithelium simply proliferates and grows over the surface. This figure shows the endometrium as it appears when resurfacing is complete. The area inscribed in the upper small rectangle is shown at higher magnification in the inset on the right. Note the simple columnar epithelium (SEp) that covers the endometrial surface and its sim-
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