The Menstrual Cycle

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

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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