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(Science: biochemistry, gynaecology) Produced in the corpus luteum, as an antagonist of oestrogens. Promotes proliferation of uterine mucosa and the implantation of the blastocyst, prevents further follicular development. A steroid hormone (trade name Lipo-Lutin) produced in the ovary; prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy.A type of hormone in female mammals with the function of maintaining pregnancy. It is secreted by the corpus luteum and placenta, and its production is stimulated by the presence of other hormones, LH and LTH.

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Human Pathology 'Multiple-Choice Questions'

... to a secondary oocyte? a. The estradiol surge during the second half of the follicular phase b. The midcycle surge of LH c. Fertilization d. The progesterone surge during the luteal phase 9. Granulosa cells are aspirated from a dominant follicle of a 25 year-old XX subject on day 11 of the menstrual ...

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Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Pathology 'Multiple-Choice Questions'
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The Male Hormonal Cycle

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by cryocell
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:29 am
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Topic: The Male Hormonal Cycle
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menstrual period

... end of the menstrual period (ovarian) cycle, retention of the thickened endometrium of the uterus depends upon the A. egg being fertilized and the progesterone level remaining high B. decrease of gonadotrophin production by the ovaries C. egg being fertilized and the progesterone level decreasing ...

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by RADIOhead
Sun May 22, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: menstrual period
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

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by KeyLimePieMartini
Mon May 03, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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Re: No period, No sex, i don't know?

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by koyal
Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: No period, No sex, i don't know?
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