Hormones of the Menstrual Cycle

  • Lila Nachtigall


The ovary has as its functions the production of mature ova for reproduction and the elaboration of sex steroid hormones. These are interdependent functions. For example, before menarche ever commences, estrogens are produced that are essential for genital and somatic development, i.e., linear growth, breast development, genital maturation, and the growth of axillary and pubic hair.2


Luteinizing Hormone Menstrual Cycle Corpus Luteum Luteinizing Hormone Level Luteinizing Hormone Surge 
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