Human Sex-Chap 5

Human Sex-Chap 5 - CHAPTER 5: Sex Hormones, Sexual...

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CHAPTER 5: Sex Hormones, Sexual Differentiation, PRENATAL PERIOD- The time from conception to birth. Prenatal structural differentiation → process where many of the structural SEX HORMONES HORMONES- chemical substances secreted by the endocrine glands into the bloodstream. TESTOSTERONE- A hormone secreted by the testes in the male (also present at lower levels in the female). ANDROGENS- The group of “male” sex hormones, one of which is testosterone. ESTROGENS- the group of “female” sex hormones. PROGESTERONE- A “female” sex hormone secreted by the ovaries. PITUITARY GLAND- A small endocrine gland located on the lower side of the brain below the hypothalamus; the pituitary is more important in regulating levels of sex hormones (“master gland” of endocrine system) Divided into 3 lobes → the anterior (interacts w/ gonads), the HYPOTHALAMUS- A small region of the brain that is important in regulating many body
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2009 for the course PSYCH 2075 taught by Professor None during the Spring '06 term at UWO.

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Human Sex-Chap 5 - CHAPTER 5: Sex Hormones, Sexual...

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