Reproductive System

• Gonadal hormones help to regulate the secretions of the anterior pituitary (p. 640)

• Pituitary hormones regulate the ovarian cycle (p. 656)

• Testicular androgens regulate the male accessory sex organs (p. 644)

• Ovarian hormones regulate the uterus during the menstrual cycle (p. 660)

• Oxytocin plays an essential role in labor and delivery (p. 675)

• The placenta secretes several hormones that influence the course of pregnancy (p. 673)

• Several hormones are needed for lactation in a nursing mother (p. 678)

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