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Vaginal lubrication is provided by the Bartholin\'s glands near the vaginal opening and the cervix. The membrane of the vaginal wall also produces moisture, although it does not contain any glands. Before and during ovulation, the cervix\'s mucus glands secretes different variations of mucus, which provides an alkaline environment in the vaginal canal that is favorable to the survival of sperm.
Since a healthy vagina is colonized by a mutually symbiotic flora of microorganisms that protect its host from disease-causing microbes, any attempt to upset this balance may cause many undesirable outcomes, including but not limited to abnormal discharge and yeast infection. The acidity of a healthy vagina of a woman of child-bearing age (a pH of around 4.5) is due to the degradation of glycogen to the lactic acid by enzymes secreted by the Doderlein\'s bacillus. This is a normal commensal of the vagina. The acidity retards the growth of many strains of dangerous microbes. REF: The Nature of Bacterial Host-Parasite Relationships in Humans, Kennith Tobar.
Source: Normal Human Donors
Donor IDs: Pooled from > or = 3 donors
UNSPSC Code: 51131907
Appearance: Light to dark yellow. Donors: Pooled from > or = 3 donors, IDs on file.