Physiological Changes Associated with the Menstrual Cycle: A Review

  title={Physiological Changes Associated with the Menstrual Cycle: A Review},
  author={M. Farage and S. Neill and A. Maclean},
  journal={Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey},
  • M. Farage, S. Neill, A. Maclean
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
  • The cyclic hormonal changes that regulate the menstrual cycle are a significant biological influence on the female body, one with both physical and emotional ramifications. Menstruation is governed by tightly orchestrated changes in the levels of ovarian estrogen and progesterone, which produce varying responses in diverse tissues and organs. The skin, the largest organ in the body, is replete with estrogen receptors (in both dermis and epidermis) and to a lesser extent, progesterone receptors… CONTINUE READING
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