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Differential hormone exposure early in life organizes neural circuitry underlying sexually dimorphic behaviors
differential hormone exposure in adulthood activates this circuitry and results in expression of sexually dimorphic behaviors
estrogen, immobile position with arched back and deflected tail (allows males to mount/mate)
revised conclusion of o/a hypothesis
testosterone acts during a critical period of development to "program" adult sex behavior
a form of natural selection, individuals differ in their ability to compete for and/or attract potential mates
causing a charge in potential
neurotransmitter binds itself to the receptor sites on the dendrites of the next neuron
Synthesized in hypothalamus, Increases wakefulness,
Food intake, and sexual arousal
Synthesized in the hypothalamus, kidneys, stored in posterior pituitary, In blood, Maintains homeostasis, Involved in social behaviors
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)Luteinizing Hormone (LH
releasing hormone (GnRH), Controls ovulation
Stimulates uterine contraction during labor
Stimulates Release of milk in response to suckling Milk production requires Prolactin
adrenal cortex/anterior pituatary gland, increases prodcution of cortisol in response to stress
XO chromosomes, Unambiguously sexed as girls at birth, ovaries do not produce steroid hormones
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
adrenal glands produce high concentrations of androgens (male sex hormones), masculinization in females
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