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4 jobs of the FEMALE reproductive system
1.produce gametes 2.site of fertilization 3.home for the developing zygote 4.prove mechanism for delivering the baby
ovulation
The release of the oocyte causes by the rupture of the follicle. FSH and LH levels peak
hypothalamus
releases the harmon gonadotropin
gonadotropin
activates the pituitary gland to secrete:FHS and LH
follicle stimulating harmone(FSH)
stimulates the development of the follicles
luteininizing harmone(LH)
stimulates the follicles to begin to secrete estrogen
estrogen
promotes the growth of the endometrium and controls the production of FSH and LH
fimbriae
finger-like projections that sweep the oocyte into the fallopian tube
corpus luteum
formed from the remaining follicle cells. produces progesterone. lower levels of LH cause it to degenerate if pregnancy does not occur.
human chorionic gonadotropin hormone
secreted if fertilization occurs to maintain the corpus luteum.