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FOLLICLE-STIMULATION HORMONE (FSH)
secreted by the pituitary gland to stimulate maturation of the egg cell (ovum)
LITEINIZING HORMONE (LH)
a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates ovulation in females
after ovulation, this in particular influences the maintenance of the corpus luteum & its production of estrogen & progesterone
NEGATIVE FEEDBACK LOOP
a hormonal interaction whereby a high level of hormones shuts off production of another set of hormones
when all of the ova are used up & secretion of estrogen from the ovaries lessens, this begins
HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
it relieves the symptoms of menopause & delays the development of weak bones (osteoporosis)
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