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1. Corpus luteum (yellow body)
A temporary endocrine gland which forms from the remains of the ovarian follicle after an ovum (egg) has been released, rupturing the follicle in the process. The gland can secrete both progesterone and estrogen , two female hormone s which play a role during pregnancy. The gland disappears if pregnancy does not occur.

2. Corpus luteum
A structure formed from the ovulated follicle in the ovary ; secretes progesterone and estrogen .

3. Diethylstilbestrol (DES)
A synthetic estrogen (originally prescribed to prevent miscarriage) that caused malformations of the reproductive organs in some who were exposed to the drug during fetal development.

4. Estradiol
Estradiol is the principal estrogen produced by the ovary .

5. Estrogen (pl. estrogens)
A steroid sex hormone that regulates female reproductive processes and creates feminine secondary sexual characteristics. Some types of cancer depend on estrogen for their growth, and modern-day increases in cancer rates are thought by many to be caused by the action of certain chlorinated organic chemicals (such as pesticide s and herbicide s) that mimic the action of this hormone.

6. Estrogen
A female sex hormone that performs many important functions in reproduction.

7. Follicular phase
The follicular phase is the pre-ovulatory phase of a woman's reproductive cycle during which the follicle grows and high estrogen levels cause the uterine lining to grow.

8. Hormone replacement
This is therapy for the failure of the respective organ to produce a certain hormone . It involves the administration of the hormone orally (e.g. L-thyroxine ), transdermally (e.g. estrogen ), or subcutaneously. In the case of ovarian failure, estrogen is often given transdermally. If the patient has a uterus, concomitant administration of progestrone is needed or else endometrial hyperplasia and adenocarcinoma may be caused by unopposed estrogen.

9. Luteinizing hormone (LH)
A hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the secretion of testosterone in men and estrogen in women.

10. Mammary dysplasia (fibrocystic disease)
Mammary dysplasia is epithelial hyperplasia , fibrosis , and cyst formation of the breast due to ovarian hormonal imbalance in which there is a progesterone deficiency and increase in estrogen activity.


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