Biology - The endocrine system

Adrenaline
Hormone realeased during stress. It causes change which make the body ready for action.
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Contraception
Technique used to prevent pregnancy.
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Endrocine gland.
Gland which produces and secretes a hormone.
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Fertility treatment
Tecnique used to increase a woman's chance of getting pregnant.
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Follice stimulating hormone (FSH)
Female hormone that causes an egg to mature and stimulate the overies to produce oestrogen.
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Homeostasis
Maintenance of a constant internal environment
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Hormone
Chemical messenger which travels in the blood.
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Luteinising hormone (LH
Female hormone which triggers ovulation
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Negative feedback
A system that detects a change in a condition. A system that acts to retur conditions to a required level.
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Oestrogen
Female hormone that causes the lining of the uterus to build up
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Ovulation
Realease of a mature egg from the ovary
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Period
Loss of uterus lining
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Progesterone
Female hormone that maintains the uterus lining during progesterone
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Target organ
Organ a hormone has an effect on
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Thyroxine
Hormone which controls metabolism
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Contraception

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Technique used to prevent pregnancy.

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Endrocine gland.

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Fertility treatment

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Follice stimulating hormone (FSH)

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