Women's reproductive hormones

A colourful mindmap of the hormones in the women's reproductive system, where they are made and what the hormones do.

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  • Created by: Jade
  • Created on: 28-11-12 20:15
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  • Pituitary Gland
    • Prolactin
      • Stimulates milk production
    • Oxytocin
      • Stimulates release of milk
      • Stimulates the contractions of the uterus at birth
    • Growth Hormone
      • Stimulates growth
    • FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)
      • Stimulates the growth of the ovum which is called the Graffian Follicle
    • LH (Luteinising Hormone)
      • Stimulates the follicle to become the graffian follicle
      • Stimulates ovulation
  • Stimulates ovulation
  • Ovary
    • Oestrogen
      • Stimulates the development of the lining of the uterus after menstruation.
      • Inhibits production of FSH
    • Progesterone
      • Helps maintain the lining of the uterus
      • Has a negative feedback effect on the pituitary gland (useful for the pill)
  • Women's Reproductive Hormones, What they do and where they are made


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