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Endocrinology

  • Tim Chard
  • Richard Lilford

Abstract

Feedback control. Reproductive function is controlled by steroids from the gonads. These are produced by specific cells in the ovary and testis, which respond to pituitary gonadotrophins — luteinising hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). As with many other hormones, sex steroids inhibit secretion of their trophic hormones (negative feedback). Under a specific set of circumstances, oestrogen may stimulate secretion of gonadotrophins (positive feedback).

Keywords

Luteinising Hormone Granulosa Cell Follicle Stimulate Hormone Sertoli Cell Corpus Luteum 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Chard
    • 1
  • Richard Lilford
    • 2
  1. 1.Academic Unit of Obstetrics/Gynaecology and Reproductive PhysiologySt. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical CollegeWest Smithfield, LondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Institute of Epidemiology and Health Services ResearchLeeds General InfirmaryLeedsUK

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