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Chapter 5 Sex Hormones and Sexual Differentiation
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Sex Hormones Hormones are powerful chemical substances manufactured by the endocrine glands and secreted directly into the bloodstream. Most important sex hormones: Testosterone Estrogen Progesterone
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Sex Hormones in the Male Testosterone - masculinizing sex hormone. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) - controls sperm production. Luteinizing hormone (LH) - controls testosterone production. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) - regulates the pituitary’s secretion of gonad- stimulating hormones.
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Sex Hormones in the Female Estrogen - brings about many of the changes of puberty. Progesterone Prolactin - stimulate secretion of milk by the mammary glands. Oxytocin - stimulates contractions of the uterus during childbirth.
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Sex chromosomes - transmit information to various organs on how to differentiate in the course of development. XX = female
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course BIO 50.230 taught by Professor Wassmer during the Fall '07 term at Bloomsburg.

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