Clinical manifestations of hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle.

  title={Clinical manifestations of hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle.},
  author={Gordon Wright Bates and David Garza and Mario Garza},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America},
  volume={17 2},
The human female reproductive cycle is the result of repeated interactions--giving positive and negative feedback--of pituitary gonadotropic hormones and ovarian sex steroid hormones. If any of the pituitary or ovarian hormones becomes tonically elevated or suppressed, ovulation will cease. The charge to the clinician in evaluating disorders of ovulation is to determine which hormone(s) is tonically elevated or suppressed. Sex steroid hormones exert effects on their target tissues that can be… CONTINUE READING