What hormone is used in contraceptive pills?
what hormone(s) is/are used in fertility treatment?
LH and FSH
what order are the hormones in and what do they do?
FSH (stimulate egg to mature, production of oestrogen)
Oestrogen (stopped FSH, starts LH and stimulates lining of the womb)
LH (stops oestrogen, releases egg)
what do these letters stand for
(remember them, silly rabbit, silly rabbit, make elephant run)
what was thalidomide originally used for?
what was it found effective for?
morning sickness for pregnant women
What happened to the babies of the women who took it for morning sickness?
they were born with deformed limbs
why did this happen?
it wasn't tested on pregnant animals so no-one knew it was going to happen
are LDL's good or bad? are HDL's good or bad?
if there is a lack of cholesterol, which organ secrets it?
what do LDL's do? (in full?)
they form plaques in the artery wall, reducing or stopping the blood flow, and without oxygen from the blood the heart muscle stops beating properly, sometimes causing a heart attack.
are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats good or bad?
good as they lower bad cholesterol and improve the balance
if the liver makes to much cholesterol what can you take to level it out?
statins (they inhibit the enzymes involved in making cholesterol)
what are the 3 ways our body is designed to deal with bacteria or viruses?
what are pathogens?
micro-organisms that cause infectious diseases