Fetal hormones and their effect on the differentiation of the central nervous system in primates

  • John A. Resko
Part of the FASEB Monographs book series (FASEBM, volume 6)


Primate reproduction consists of two major and perhaps independent physiologic processes. First, the male and female are sexually attracted to each other for the purpose of coitus; second, pituitary gonadotropins are released which assure the deposit of fertile gametes in the reproductive tracts. In rodents, differences in the behavior of males and females and in the release of gonadotropins have been attributed to hormonal action during fetal (25) and neonatal development (2).


Sexual Behavior Luteinizing Hormone Rhesus Monkey Corpus Luteum Umbilical Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John A. Resko
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  1. 1.Reproductive PhysiologyOregon Regional Primate Research CenterBeavertonUSA

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