The Menstrual Cycle notes

The Menstrual Cycle notes - Reproductive Hormones Events of...

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Reproductive Hormones Events of the Menstrual Cycle in Females: 1. Follicular phase : the follicle is maturing in preparation for the release of the mature egg. Menstruation actually occurs during the first part of this phase. 2. Ovulation : the follicle ruptures and releases the egg; the egg is swept into the fallopian tube. 3. Luteal phase : the uterine lining continues to thicken in preparation for pregnancy. 4. Menstruation : if the egg is not fertilized, the uterine lining breaks down and is shed during the first part of the follicular phase. Hormonal Control: the hormones involved are released from the follicle itself as well as from glands of the endocrine system. Follicular phase : Hypothalamus secretes a releasing hormone that stimulates the pituitary gland to secrete FSH (follicle stimulation hormone). This stimulates cell division in the follicle (the layer of cells around the egg). Follicle cells have two functions: nutrients for the egg secretion of hormones Follicle cells secrete
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2010 for the course BSCI BSCI 110B taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '09 term at Vanderbilt.

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