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Unformatted text preview: processes, so levels of hormones are interrelated: Cholesterol & Progesterone & Testosterone & Estrogen We can again characterize sex steroids in the female in a similar seasonal manner as with the male – sex steroids are highest during the breeding season and at lower levels at all other times. If we focus on only the breeding season, we see that there is an intrinsic pattern of hormone production that, in the female, is tightly linked to egg production. This tight dependence of egg-production on hormone concentrations is why female sex steroid concentrations are so much more tightly correlated to all reproductive stages, while the male is less so. During the ovulatory process, estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone contribute to follicular maturation and ovulatory processes. All three peak about 4h before ovulation....
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- Reproduction, progesterone, estrogen