A&P Ch.28

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In the female fetus, the absence of testosterone results in the development of the external genitalia into clitoris, labia minora, and labia majora.


The uterus is a thick muscular chamber inferior to the urinary bladder.


The vagina has no glands but it is moistened by mucus from glands in the cervical canal.


Although two breast cancer genes are known, most cases are nonhereditary.


Inhibin modulates the secretion of LH.


The number of ovarian follicles declines with age, leading to a reduction of estrogen levels.


The ovarian cycle typically lasts about 28 days, with day 1 considered to be the first day after


Most primary oocytes undergo atresia during climacteric.


The proliferative phase of the uterus is driven by estrogen from the ovaries.


In the excitement phase, the uterus rises from its forward-tilted (anteverted) position.


Unlike men, women lack a refractory period and may experience successive orgasms.


Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) stimulates the corpus luteum to grow and secrete estrogen and


Progesterone stimulates uterine contractions


Prolactin is secreted during pregnancy to stimulate milk synthesis so that milk will be available by the
time the infant is born.


Oxytocin stimulates contraction of myoepithelial cell of the mammary acini.

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