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Are hormones needed for reproduction?
Last Updated: 19th March, 2020
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Keeping this in consideration, why are hormones important in reproduction?
They help develop and maintain female sex characteristics and play an important role in the menstrual cycle, fertility, and pregnancy. Male reproductive hormones, such as testosterone, help develop and maintain male sex characteristics and help make sperm in the testes.
Furthermore, what are three reproductive related pituitary hormones? Hormones produced by the pituitary gland
- Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH)
- Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
- Luteinising hormone (LH)
- Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
- Prolactin (PRL)
- Growth hormone (GH)
- Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH)
Simply so, what hormones are involved in reproduction?
- Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) GnRH is a neuropeptide (a decapeptide) that is produced in the hypothalamic surge and tonic centres.
- Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
- Oxytocin (OT)
- Progesterone (P4)
- Prostaglandin F.
- Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG)
- Placental Lactogen (PL)
How hormones regulate male or female reproduction?
The male and female reproductive cycles are controlled by hormones released from the hypothalamus and anterior pituitary as well as hormones from reproductive tissues and organs. In the male, FSH and LH stimulate Sertoli cells and interstitial cells of Leydig in the testes to facilitate sperm production.