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Progesterone; the sex hormone released by the females.
Estrogen; steroid hormone that is found in greater quantities in women than men and contributes to female sexual characteristics and development.
Ovulation; process by which an egg is released from the ovary and becomes available for fertilization.
Implantation ; the attachment of the fertilized egg to the uterine lining, which occurs approximately 6 pr 7 days after fertilization.
Uterus; organ of the female reproductive system in which fertilized egg attaches and a fetus develops.
Cervix; is the lower, narrow part of the uterus and it forms a canal that opens into the vagina and this leads to the outside of the body.
Vagina; elastic enough to allow the passage of the fetus.
Testosterone; steroid hormone that is found in greater quantities in men than in women and contributes to male sexual characteristics and development.
Fetus; unborn offspring from the end of the eighth week after conception to the moment of birth.
Vas deferens; tubes in which sperm travel from the epidymis into the lower abdomen.
Semen; white substance that contains sperm and fluids produced by sex glands of the male reproductive system.
Oviduct/Fallopian tube; tube of connective tissue that attaches the ovary to the uterus in the female reproductive system and in which fertilization occurs.
Epididymis is a storage area on the upper rear of each testis where sperm mature in about 18 hours.
Placenta; organ that develops in female mammals during pregnancy and carries nutrients from the mother to the embryo
Menopause; period of life when the female reproductive system permanently stops the menstrual cycle.
Menstruation; the lining of the uterus breaks down and it is passed out along with the miscroscopic egg out of the vagina .
Cleavage; series of cell devision after fertilization.
Differentiation; process by which a less specialized cell develops or matures to become more distinct in form and function.
Gestation; the time between fertilization and birth during which the embryo or fetus is developing in the uterus.
Embryo; stage of development after the fertilized cell implants into the uterus but before the cells take on a recognizable shape.
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