Lectures 44-46 Repro II Female

Lectures 44-46 Repro II Female - Reproductive System II:...

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Reproductive System II: Female reproductive physiology Lectures 44-46 Sherwood 7th edition Chapter 20 pp. 741-745; 764-782 Sherwood 6th edition Chapter 20 pp. 732-733; 752-774
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Topics to be covered in these lectures Functions of the female reproductive system Anatomy of female reproductive organs (ovaries and reproductive tracts) Oogenesis The ovarian cycle Hormonal control of the ovarian cycle Overview Early follicular phase Late follicular phase and ovulation Luteal phase Systemic effects of estrogen and progesterone Control of uterine (menstrual) cycle Fertilization to implantation Role of human chorionic gonadotropin
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Female Reproductive Functions • Functions – Production of ova (oogenesis) – Reception of sperm – Transport of sperm and ovum to common site for union (fertilization or conception) – Maintenance of the developing fetus until it can survive in outside world (gestation or pregnancy) • Formation of placenta (exchange organ between mother and fetus) – Giving birth to the baby (parturition) – Nourishing infant after birth by milk production (lactation)
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Female Reproductive Organs Fig. 20-2, p. 744
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Female Reproductive Physiology Characterized by complex cycling Ovaries: Primary female reproductive organs
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