Flashcards in Hormones and Ovarian Cycle Deck (8)
What are the two phases of the ovarian cycle?
follicular (1st half - egg matures)
luteal phases (2nd half, corus luteum develops)
What does the follicular phase end with?
What does the corpus luteum secrete?
What hormone stimulates development of follicles?
What hormone stimulates follicle maturation, ovulation and development of the corpus luteum?
What do theca cells do?
theca cells produce androgen which is converted by the granulosa (aromatase) to oestradiol (thickens endometrium/thins cervical mucus)
What does the LH surge in the ovarian cycle indicate?