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13.64: Menstrual Cycle

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corpus luteum

Remains of the follicle after ovulation.

endometrium

Tissues lining the uterus; shed from the body during menstruation.

follicle

Structure in the ovary where eggs mature.

menopause

Period during which menstrual cycles slow down and eventually stop in middle adulthood.

menstrual cycle

Monthly cycle of processes and events in the ovaries and uterus of a sexually mature human female.

menstruation

Process in which the endometrium of the uterus is shed from the body during the first several days of the menstrual cycle; also called monthly period.

ovulation

Release of a secondary oocyte from the uterus about half way through the menstrual cycle.

progesterone

A hormone that keeps the endometrium from breaking down.

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