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Handout 5(1) - BICD 150 Summer 2011 Ni Mo Week 4: Handout #5

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BICD 150 – Summer 2011 Ni Mo Week 4: Handout #5 jeffnimo@gmail.com Material Covered: Endocrinology of pregnancy; Pancreatic hormones OH: Tuesday 1-2pm Peterson Hall Lobby Endocrinology of Pregnancy Hormones Released: hCG Similar to LH Functions to sustain the corpus luteum. As a result, the corpus luteum will continue releasing estrogens and progesterone. hPL (human placental lactogen) Similar to GH Effects: o Glucose utilization o Insulin resistance o Lipolysis o Amino acids Relaxin Causes relaxation of the ligaments in the bones at the pelvic region. This allows pelvis to stretch, which aids in the delivery of the baby. Excitability of uterine smooth muscle, which inhibits contractility Number of oxytocin receptors Causes “ripening” of the cervix Progesterone Decreases excitability and contractility of the myometrium Prepares the uterus for implantation Estrogens Effects on the uterus o Growth of myometrium
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2012 for the course BICD 150 taught by Professor Fortes during the Winter '09 term at UCSD.

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Handout 5(1) - BICD 150 Summer 2011 Ni Mo Week 4: Handout #5

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