Hormonal Regulation of Ovarian Cycle

Hormonal Regulation of Ovarian Cycle - Hormonal Regulation...

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Hormonal Regulation of Ovarian Cycle o GnRH pituitary o FSH & LH stimulate follicle growth & estrogen secretion o estrogen levels rise & feed back to anterior pituitary, inhibiting release (while stimulating production) of FSH & LH; in ovary, estrogen secretion is enhanced by maturation of follicles under the influence of FSH inhibin release by granulose cells of follicle also inhibits FSH release o as estrogen levels peak (about midcycle), a burstlike release of accumulated LH ovulation; LH also transforms the ruptured follicle into a corpus luteum o release of progesterone, estrogen & inhibin from corpus luteum inhibits release o progesterone & estrogen remove block to FSH & LH release; cycle begins again - Uterine (Menstrual) Cycle
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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