Flashcards in EXTRA CREDIT Deck (19):
What days of the cycle does the period occur?
What day of the cycle does ovulation occur?
What day does the cycle end?
What days does the follicular phase occur?
What days does the luteal phase occur?
What happens to FSH during the flow or period phase?
FSH production increases (FOLLICLE stimulating hormone)
After the period, what beings to increase?
Estrogen causes what to happen to FSH?
estrogen production causes a decrease in FSH
What happens to the uterus with increased estrogen production?
causes increased endometrial development (thickening of the uterus)
Estrogen causes an increase in what other hormone?
LH (luteinizing hormone)
What does an increase in LH cause?
ovulation, which releases the egg
What happens to the empty follicle?
it becomes corpus luteum
What does the corpus luteum produce?
estrogen and progestrone
What does the corpus luteum cause a decrease in?
FSH (due to estrogen production)
Corpus luteum produces estrogen and progesterone for three months (if pregnant), after 3 months what continues the production?
What is the pregnancy hormone?
What is gestation?
time between conception and birth
How long does gestation last?
9 months/40 weeks from last known period