The control of ovarian function.

  title={The control of ovarian function.},
  author={B. Donovan},
  journal={Acta endocrinologica},
  volume={66 1},
  • B. Donovan
  • Published 1971
  • Medicine
  • Acta endocrinologica
This Laqueur Memorial Lecture deals with several aspects of the control of ovarian function. Some early work involving hypophysectomy, pituitary stalk section and transplantation of the hypophysis, which led to the definition of neurohumoral agents affecting pituitary hormone discharge, is described. The shortcomings in the use of the term 'releasing factor' are emphasized and its replacement by 'neurohumor' urged. In discussing the induction of ovulation, the integration within the brain of… Expand
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