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FSH
Folicle Stimulating Hormone
Secreted during 1st half of cycle; stimulates development of graafian follicle; secreted by ant. pituitary.
LH
Luteinizing Hormone
Stimulates ovulation and development of corpus luteum; secreted by ant. pituitary
Estrogen
Assists in ovarian follicle maturation; stimulates endomerial thickening; resonsible for development of secondary sex changes; maintains endometrium during pregnancy. Secreted by ovaries and adenal cortex during cycle and placenta during pregnancy
Progesterone
Aids in endometrial thickening; facilitates secretory changes; maintians uterine lining for implanttation and early preg.; relaxes smooth muscle. Secreted by corpus luteum and placena
Prostaglandins
Substances produced by various body organs that act hormonally on the endometrium to influence the onset of continuation of labor. A medication that may be used to facilitate onset of second trimester abortion; also used to efface the cervix prior to induction of labor in term preg.