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What are reflex actions?
Reflex actions are rapid, automatic responses to a stimulus.
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The menstrual cycle is controlled by which three hormones?
Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), oestrogen, and luteinising hormone (LH).
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What is FSH made by?
FSH is made by the pituitary gland.
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What happens in the menstrual cycle?
FSH causes the egg to mature and oestrogen to be produced. Oestrogen stops further production of FSH, stimulates the production of LH and stimulates the womb lining to receive the fertilised egg. LH stimulates the mature egg to be released from the o
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What is Oestrogen produced by?
The ovaries produce oestrogen.
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What is LH made by?
LH is made by the pituitary gland?
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Contraceptive pills contain which hormone and have what effect on the production of mature eggs?
Contraceptive pills contain oestrogen and/or progesterone to stop the production of FSH so no eggs mature.
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What can be given to a woman to help her produce eggs?
FSH and LH can be given, this is known as 'fertility treatment'. The FSH causes eggs to mature and LH stimulates ovulation.
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Which parts of the body help keep the internal conditions of the body within certain conditions?
The nervous system and hormones help to do this.
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Name some conditions that are carefully controlled in the body.
Water content, ion content, temperature and blood sugar levels are all carefully controlled.
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