Human Reproduction Problem Set

Problem 10: Hormone produced by the corpus luteum


What hormone normally produced in the corpus luteum that inhibits development of ovarian follicles is a common component of oral contraceptives?

A. testosterone
B. follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
C. lutenizing hormone (LH)
D. prolactin
E. progesterone
Progesterone is a signal to the uterus for maintenance of the endrometrial lining of the uterus in anticipation of implantation of an embryo.

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