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empty ovarian follicle that secretes progesterone after release of the egg cell; literally: yellow body
follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
secreted by the pituitary gland to stimulate maturation of the egg cell
human chorionic gonadotropin (hGC)
hormone produces by the placenta to sustain pregnancy by stimulating the mother's ovaries to produce estrogen and progesterone
one of a pair of female organs on each side of the pelvis. Almond shaped, the size of large walnuts; produce egg cells and hormones
vascular organ that develops in the uterine wall during pregnancy and is the communication between mother and fetal bloodstreams
condition in a female of having a developing embryo and fetus in her uterus for about 40 weeks
hormone secreted by the kidney to stimulate production of red blood cells by bone marrow
combination of glomerulus and renal tubule where filtration, reabsorption and secretion take place in the kidney.
an electrolyte important to body processed, concentration levels in the blood regulated by the kidney
enzymatic hormone produced, stored and secreted by the kidney; raises blood pressure by influencing vasoconstriction
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