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Reproduction 1. Support for the Uterus a. Uterus i. Attached to the skeleton by ligaments 1. ***quote “wow haven’t seen you in a while (referring to the uterus after it falls out”. ii. Muscle that over time will expand 2. Menstrual (uterine) cycle a. Cyclic changes of the endometrium b. Regulated by cyclic production of estrogens (secondary sex characteristics- female) and progesterone (more important when it comes to pregnancy…keeping you pregnant) c. Stages of the menstrual cycle i. Menses- functional layer of the endometrium is sloughed ii. Proliferative stage- regeneration of functional layer iii. Secretory stage- endometrium increases in size and readies for implantation d. FSL and LH i. Ovulation ii. LH- spike at ovulation—then to fallopian tubes iii. FSL—spike same way e. Hormonal control of the ovarian and uterine cycle i. Endometrial layer f. Hormone production by the ovaries i. Estrogens 1. Produced by follicle cells ii. Progesterone 1. Production continues until LH diminishes in the blood g. Mammary glands
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