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BSc Midwifery

Hormonal cycles: fertilization and early development

Define 'Menarche' Onset of menstruation at puberty - the first menstrual bleeding
Name three hormones thought to be be involved in the menstrual cycle Luteinizing hormone (LH) Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and Gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH)
Describe the ovarian cycle
What is ovulation? 'the process whereby the dominant Graafian follicle ruptures and discharges the secondary oocyte into the pelvic cavity. Fimbrae guide it into the uterine tube where it awaits fertilisation'
Name the three phases of the ovarian cycle - follicular phase - Ovulation - luteal phase
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