The Menstrual Cycle

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Q R R V V R M J R T R I Y M J R R O J S M
T O K E T V S C O R P U S L U T E U M W Y
S A O N C I L W W B O E S T R O G E N C G
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E Q A O J F S A J O I Y X J E U R E J U P
P C O R U C R K P A W V N N F B O E G U F
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D A F B Q Q O S N A P X P W C P H M H E F
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Clues

  • A hormone-secreting structure that develops in an ovary after an ovum has been discharged but degenerates after a few days unless pregnancy has begun (6, 6)
  • During which week of the cycle does menstruation occur (3)
  • During which week of the cycle is the lining of the uterus built up (3)
  • Hormone FSH stimulates production of (9)
  • Hormone which inhibits FSH and LH (12)
  • The day on which ovulation takes place (8)
  • When a woman stops having periods (9)
  • When does the menstrual cycle start (7)
  • Where in the brain are hormones produced (9, 5)
  • Which type of mechanism is the menstrual cycle an example of? (8, 8)

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