Major Reproductive Hormones

Major Reproductive Hormones - The major reproductive...

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The major reproductive hormones and their details follow: GnRH, or Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone, is produced by the hypothalamus and targets the anterior pituitary to release FSH and LH. Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is produced by the anterior pituitary and targets the ovaries or testicles to stimulate follicle growth or sperm production. FSH, from the anterior pituitary, targets the ovaries to stimulate follicle growth on the ovary and estrogen production from the ovary. FSH, stimulated by GnRH, targets the testicles for spermatogenesis in the seminiferous tubules. Leuteinizing Hormone (LH) is produced by the anterior pituitary upon stimulating from GnRH. LH targets the ovaries to trigger ovulation as well as for the formation and maintenance of the corpus luteum. LH targets the testicles for testosterone production in the interstitial tissue. Estrogen is produced by the ovaries (follicle). Estrogen targets the female reproductive tract, brain, and mammary glands. Estrogen causes sexual excitability, induces female
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course AN SC 001 taught by Professor Olver,dalehagen,danielr during the Fall '07 term at Penn State.

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