7 (3).ppt - Unit B 16.2 THE FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM sperm are produced at a constant rate beginning at puberty One mature ovum is produced each month


This preview shows page 1 - 43 out of 151 pages.

Unit B
Image of page 1
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
Image of page 4
sperm are produced at a constant rate beginning at puberty
Image of page 5
Image of page 6
One mature ovum is produced each month from puberty till menopause
Image of page 7
Image of page 8
During fetal development: paired ovaries form in the same abdominal region as the testes ovaries descend but remain in the pelvic region At birth oocytes (immature eggs) are already in the ovary
Image of page 9
Image of page 10
Are located at the back of the abdominal cavity and held in place by ligaments Contains a women’s primary oocytes (eggs) surrounded by follicle cells
Image of page 11
Contain clusters of follicles called primary follicles
Image of page 12
Secrete estrogen when FSH targets the follicles
Image of page 13
Secrete progesterone when LH targets follicles or the corpus luteum
Image of page 14
Consist of two types of cells: Primary oocyte (egg) Granulosa cells Granulosa cells provide nutrients, chemical signals, and protection for the developing follicle 6-20 primary follicles begin to mature each month Only one follicle fully matures each month
Image of page 15
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Characterized by menstrual disturbances Caused by cysts on the ovaries and the resulting high levels of androgens Symptoms: Weight gain Insulin resistance Acne Male pattern baldness Hirsutism
Image of page 16
Image of page 17
Image of page 18
Ovarian Cancer Ovarian Cancer Development of a tumor in the ovaries Symptoms: Abdominal discomfort Bloating Fatigue Frequent urination Difficulty eating
Image of page 19
Image of page 20
Image of page 43

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 151 pages?

  • Winter '17
  • John Travis
  • Sperm, progesterone, Ovulation, follicle cells

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Stuck? We have tutors online 24/7 who can help you get unstuck.
A+ icon
Ask Expert Tutors You can ask You can ask You can ask (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes
A+ icon
Ask Expert Tutors