Secondary Amenorrhea Syndrome — Diagnosis and Psychosomatic Treatment

  • D. Richter
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Intensive research in reproductive endocrinology over the past 15 years has resulted in a tremendous accumulation of knowledge concerning the physiology and pathology of the regulation of the menstrual cycle. The regular ovarian function is absolutely dependent on a well-balanced interaction of the CNS, the hypothalamus, the pituitary, and the ovary itself. The normal function of this functional unit depends on a regular pattern of pulsatile secretion of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) in the nucleus arcuatus in the hypothalamus. As an answer to an adequate GnRH secretion the pituitary synthesizes and secretes follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) in an adequate amount, which in turn stimulates follicular maturation.


Luteinizing Hormone Concomitant Symptom Sexual Impulse Luteinizing Hormone Response GnRH Test 
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