Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis and Control of the Menstrual Cycle

  title={Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis and Control of the Menstrual Cycle},
  author={V. E. Beshay and B. Carr},
  • V. E. Beshay, B. Carr
  • Published 2013
  • Biology
  • Menstruation is the cyclic and orderly sloughing of the endometrium. In order for normal menstruation to take place, a complex interaction between the brain, the ovaries, and the uterus has to take place. This interaction involves fluctuating levels of hormones produced by the brain as well as the ovaries, while the uterus responds to the changing hormone levels. This process of hormone production is initiated in the hypothalamus through the production and release of GnRH, which leads to FSH… CONTINUE READING

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