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  1. hormone
  2. adolescence
  3. pregnancy
  4. menstruation
  5. fetal stress
  1. a chemical messenger produced by the endocrine system, released directly into the bloodstream; affects specific target tissues, and can speed up or slow down cellular activities
  2. b a time of swift development between the ages of 13 and 18
  3. c period of development - usually about 38 or 39 weeks in female humans - from fertilized egg until birth
  4. d monthly flow of blood and tissue cells that occurs when the lining of the uterus breaks down and is shed, also called period
  5. e can occur during birth process or after birth as an infant adjusts from a watery, dark, constant-temperature environment to its new environment

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. female reproductive organ that produces eggs and sex hormones estrogen and progesterone, which regulate the female reproductive cycle
  2. muscular tube that connects the lower end of the uterus to the outside of the body; the birth canal through which a baby travels when being born
  3. hormone-controlled monthly cycle of changes in the female reproductive system that includes the release of an egg, and preparation of the uterus for possible pregnancy
  4. monthly process in which an egg is released from an ovary and enters the oviduct, where it can become fertilized by sperm
  5. located on top of each kidney, and produce hormones that help your body adapt to physical and emotional stress

5 True/False Questions

  1. pancreasmale organ that produces sperm and testosterone


  2. neonatal periodthe first 4 weeks after birth


  3. endocrine glandslocated on top of each kidney, and produce hormones that help your body adapt to physical and emotional stress


  4. fetushollow, muscular, pear-shaped organ where a fertilized egg develops into a baby, also called womb


  5. pituitary glandoften called the master gland, a pea-size structure attached to the hypothalamus of the brain, produces hormones that affect growth and reproduction


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