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Unformatted text preview: Basal temperature increases immediately after ovulation Fertility is greatest five days before to 1-2 days after ovulation Only one gamete produced each month (1 diploid sex cell produces 1 haploid) Luteal (Secretory) Phase Day 14-28 CL= temporary endocrine gland that arises from wall of dominant ovarian follicle CL released progesterone and estradiol-17beta (an estrogen) Neg. feedback on FSH and LH (which cause regression of CL) Atrophy of CL ( if failed implantation) Conception and Implantation Maintenance of CL= Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG); unique to embyo (hormone that shows up in pregnancy tests) CL= maintain placenta, inhibit ovulation, prepare body for pregnancy Placenta takes over progesterone production at about week 3, atrophy of CL...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2009 for the course BIOL 240 taught by Professor Mcleod during the Spring '08 term at Kansas.
- Spring '08