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yellow endocrine tissue that forms in a ruptured Graafian follicle following the release of an ovum
a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FHS):
stimulates follicle cell deveopment which surrounded each developing oocytes; estrogen is produced to mature oocytes
Luteinizing Hormone (LH):
A tropic hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that targets the gonads. In females LH triggers ovulation and the development of a corpus luteum during the menstrual cycle; in males, LH stimulates the production and release of testosteron.
the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
a recurring cycle (beginning at menarche and ending at menopause) in which the endometrial lining of the uterus prepares for pregnancy
located one on each side of the uterus in the female pelvis, functioning to secrete estrogen and progesterone
Oviducts (Fallopian Tubes):
tubes located near each ovary that are responsible for carrying the egg to the uterus; site of fertilization; both empty into uterus
Toxic Shock Syndrome:
syndrome resulting from a serious acute (sometimes fatal) infection associated with the presence of staphylococcus
tube that carries urine from the bladder and releases it from the body; in males, tube through which semen is released from the body
in the human female reproductive system, a canal that leads from the uterus to the outside of the body
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