Human Menstrual Cycle

Human Menstrual Cycle - Lily Flynn B1 Mrs. Petri Human...

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Lily Flynn B1 Mrs. Petri Human Menstrual Cycle Lab March 10, 2010 1.) Define follicle: A follicle is a small spherical group of cells containing a cavity . 2.) Define endometrium: An endometrium is a lining for the uterus . 3.) During what days does the follicular phase occur? The follicular phase occurs from days 1 to 13 . 4.) Why do you think it is called the follicular phase? It is called the follicular phase because growth or maturation of the egg is taking place inside the follicle, a small sac where the egg matures. 5.) Explain the function of FSH and where it is produced: Follicle stimulating hormone is produced by the pituitary gland and stimulates the recruitment and development of follicles located on the ovaries. 6.) Consult graphs A and B. What is the level of FSH on day 1? What is happening in the ovary? The level of FSH on day 1 is about 9 units. At this point, the follicle is in the ovary. 7.) On what day is FSH at its highest level? What is happening in the ovary? It is at its highest level on day 12 . It is releasing the egg from the follicle.
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Human Menstrual Cycle - Lily Flynn B1 Mrs. Petri Human...

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