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BIOL 1175

Body Parts Hormonal regulation in male (4)  Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH): secreted by the hypothalamus to control release of other hormones  Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH): promotes the production of sperm, released by anterior pituitary gland  Lutenizing Hormone (LH): controls the production of testosterone, released by anterior pituitary gland  Testosterone: produced by interstitial (Leydig) cells of the gonad. Important for normal development and functioning of the male reproductive organs (masculinization) Anatamy of body parts (Women)  Uterus: pear-shaped organ that houses and nourishes developing baby  Uterine wall: uscle layer that stretch to accommodate the developing babe  Endometrium: lining of the uterus that is built up and lost each month as menstrual flow; the usual site of implantation  Cervix: opening of uterus that extends into the Vaginia  Vagina: muscular tube that receives the penis during sexual intercourse; birth canal  Oviduct: One of two ciliated tubes that conduct the egg or embryo if fertilization occurred toward the uterus; the usual site of fertilization  Ovary: one of the two gonad produce egg and sex hormone (estrogen and progesterone)  Clitoris: no function but is for sexual
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