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CHAPTER 22: THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS

Summary of Female Reproductive Cycle (outline page 23) :

FSH

LH

estrogen

proges-

terone

secreted by what organ or gland?

anterior pituitary gland

anterior pituitary gland

maturing ovarian follicle

corpus luteum

days of secretion

Days 0-14

day 14

days 1-14

days 14-24

target(s) of hormone

ovarian follicle

Secondary (mature) ovarian follicle

secondary sex organs (breasts, hair follicles in axillary and inguinal region, adipose tissue in buttocks and thigh region)

endometrium of uterus

response

maturation of ovarian follicle and ovum

bursting of ovarian follicle; ovulation

development at puberty; maintenance throughout life

causes endometrium to thicken, become vascular and glandular; preparation for implantation

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