Flashcards in The Female Menstrual Cycle Deck (12):
During the Menstrual Cycle the?
The egg develops with a Follicle and is released into the Ovary
What receives the fertilized egg?
If the egg is not fertilized?
It is discharged along with the Uterine Lining as a Period
If the egg is fertile?
Embryonic development begins and the menstrual cycle stops
The Menstrual Cycle is regulated by?
What controls the Menstrual Cycle?
The Internal Feed-Back Mechanism
What are the 3 Phases of the Menstrual Cycle?
The Follicular Phase
What happens in The Follicular Phase?
The preparation and release of the egg and follicle
What happens in Ovulation?
The release of the follicle and movement of the egg in the Fallopian tube
What happens in the Luteal Phase?
The Corpus Luteum breaks down along with the walls of the Uterus if the egg is NOT fertilized
What are the days where the egg has the greatest chances of being fertilized?
The first 2 days of the Luteal Phase
The 14-18 days after the completion of the last Menstrual Cycle