HESI A&P FEMALE: Reproductive System
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In women, each month, under the influece of ___, several eggs ripen within the ovarian follicles in the ovary.
FSH: Follicle Stimulating Hormone
The _______ produced by the follicle initiates the preparation of the endometrium of the uterus for pregnancy.
At Approximately day 14 of the cycle, a surge of __ is released by the pituitary, which stimulates ovulation and the conversion of the follicle to the corpus luteum.
LH: Luteinizing Hormone
The corpus luteum secretes ________ & estrogen, which further stimulates development of the endometrium.
If fertilization occurs, the ______ ______ remains functional.
If fertilization does not occur, the corpus luteum degenerates and _______ begins.
After ovulation, the egg is swept into the oviduct or ________ ____
_______ occurs while the egg is in the oviduct or fallopian tube.
The fertilized egg or ____ travels to the uterus and implants itself within the __________.
In the uterus, the developing embryo is nourished by the _______, which is formed by maternal and embryonic tissue.
During pregnancy, hormones from the placenta...
- maintain endometrium
- prepare the breasts for milk production
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