HPG Axis: Hormonal Control of the Ovarian Cycle


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Which gonadotropin indirectly stimulates the production of estrogen in the ovary?

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1. FSH stimulates oocyte growth and maturation during which phase (s) of the ovarian cycle?

2. How does the HPG axis help the female body prepare for reproduction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of the different hormones, their triggers, and their effect on the reproductive system of females through this quiz and accompanying worksheet. Practice questions ask you to distinguish between these hormones, where they are produced and the phases of production.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to test your knowledge about the HPG axis in females, including:

  • The different steps in the HPG axis
  • Identifying and contrasting the various hormones
  • The order of hormone signaling

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the HPG axis
  • Making connections - understanding the role of hormones in the female reproductive system
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast GnRH, FSH, estrogen, inhibin, progesterone, and LH
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the HPG axis in female reproduction

Additional Learning

The female reproductive system relies on hormones signaling various steps in a specific order. Review the lesson called HPG Axis: Hormonal control of the Ovarian Cycle to learn more. Topics include:

  • Defining the female HPG axis and the various phases
  • Gonadotropin releasing hormone
  • Follicle stimulating hormone
  • Estrogen
  • Inhibin
  • Progesterone
  • Luteinizing hormone