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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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- Spring '08
- Anatomy, progesterone, corpus luteum, Endometrium, Ovulation, Ovarian follicle