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1

What are the two phases of the ovarian cycle?

follicular (1st half - egg matures)
luteal phases (2nd half, corus luteum develops)

2

What does the follicular phase end with?

ovulation

3

What does the corpus luteum secrete?

progesterone

4

What hormone stimulates development of follicles?

FSH

5

What hormone stimulates follicle maturation, ovulation and development of the corpus luteum?

LH

6

What do theca cells do?

theca cells produce androgen which is converted by the granulosa (aromatase) to oestradiol (thickens endometrium/thins cervical mucus)

7

What does the LH surge in the ovarian cycle indicate?

ovulation

8

When does estradiol peak?

before ovulation