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HORMONAL INTERACTIONS

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FOLLICLE-STIMULATION HORMONE (FSH)
secreted by the pituitary gland to stimulate maturation of the egg cell (ovum)
FSH & LH
are secreted after the onset of menstruation
LITEINIZING HORMONE (LH)
a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates ovulation in females
LITEINIZING HORMONE
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
IUD
intrauterine device
IUD
some release hormones locally that prevent implantation & decrease heavy menstrual periods
MENOPAUSE
when all of the ova are used up & secretion of estrogen from the ovaries lessens, this begins
MENOPAUSE
premature begins before age 45, whereas delayed this occurs after age 55
HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
given orally or as a transdermal patch or vaginal ring
HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
it relieves the symptoms of menopause & delays the development of weak bones (osteoporosis)
ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES
work by negative feedback
ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES
contain variable amounts of estrogen & progesterone, which causes blood levels of these hormones to rise