ovarian hormone


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re·lax·in

(rē-lak'sin),
A polypeptide hormone secreted by the corpora lutea of mammalian species during pregnancy. Facilitates the birth process by causing a softening and lengthening of the pubic symphysis and cervix; it also inhibits contraction of the uterus and may play a role in timing of parturition.
[relax + -in]

ovarian hormone

See relaxin.

ovarian hormone

A hormone produced by the ovary.
See: estradiol; estriol; estrogen; estrone; progesterone
See also: hormone
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Thus, our data refer to females with normal ovarian hormones and other variables levels in plasma.
However, it is clear that ovarian hormones play significant roles in controlling FSH release.
The findings of the present study also demonstrate that isoflavones can normalize elevated leukocyte counts due to ovarian hormone deficiency, without causing lymphocytopenia.
It involves administering a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist such as leuprolide acetate (Lupron) on day 2 or 3 of the menstrual cycle and measuring pituitary and ovarian hormone responses.
The pathways leading to ovarian hormone production are similar in rodents and humans, and it is reasonable to assume that MEHP would suppress aromatase in the human ovary.
These are the result of fluctuating ovarian hormones during the transition to menopause.
A normal menstrual cycle is dependent on the fluctuation in the ovarian hormones (estrogen and progesterone) during the different phases of menstrual cycle--menstrual, proliferative, and secretory phases.
In her latest discovery, she has found that during the menstrual cycle, ovarian hormones act like a master conductor -- they turn genetic risk on and off in the body.
One interpretation of this trend toward ovarian conservation is that it reflected women deciding to keep their own ovarian hormones, rather than take exogenous hormones associated with health-related risks.
A normal menstrual cycle is dependent on the fluctuation in the ovarian hormones (oestrogen and progesterone) during different phases of menstrual cycle - menstrual, follicular and luteal phases.
associate professor and section head of reproductive medicine at Wake Forest Baptist, said "This research project is interesting because it offers hope to replace natural ovarian hormones in women with premature ovarian failure or in women going through menopause.
22 The pituitary and ovarian hormones possibly induce hyperpigmentation of skin by stimulating the melanogenesis in epidermal melanocytes and estradiol and progesterone may be involved in the pathogenesis of melasma, usually developing between early adulthood and menopause in which a high concentration of serum ovarian hormones is maintained.