Regulation of the Human Menstrual Cycle

@article{Buffet1998RegulationOT,
  title={Regulation of the Human Menstrual Cycle},
  author={N. C. Buffet and C. Djakoure and S. Maitre and P. Bouchard},
  journal={Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology},
  year={1998},
  volume={19},
  pages={151-186}
}
Our understanding of the regulation of the menstrual cycle has recently improved with the development of various tools of investigation. The cycle is now thought to be determined mainly by the ovary itself, which sends various signals to the pituitary and the hypothalamus. The aim of the cycle is to produce a single mature oocyte each month from puberty to menopause. However, the most common evolution of a follicle is atresia, a consequence of the genetically controlled, ovarian apotosis (or… Expand
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