I have looked in the syllabus, and it says (I quote):
''principles of hormone action and controlas illustrated by the action of insulin and glucagon in the regulation of the blood glucose level, antidiuretic hormone and reproductive hormones ''
The bit about repro hormones isn't in the nelson book, so I was just wondering, which reproductive hormones does it mean?
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Edexcel unit 4.. reproductive hormones watch
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- 14-06-2005 08:54
- 14-06-2005 09:24
this topic of reproductive hormones was covered more extensively in unit 2 - it should be the same material from that - menstrual cycle etc.
- 14-06-2005 10:01
The way I interpret this (and the textbook sort of agrees) is that we don't need to know the details of how the menstrual cycle works, just an overview of what each hormone does and how it does it (i.e. released from X, travels to target organ, binds with receptor protein, does Y).
So for LH: it is released from the pituitary gland, travels to the ovaries/testes, binds to the receptor proteins and its effect is to stimulate ovulation or the production of testosterone in the testes.
- 14-06-2005 19:21
You need to know menstrual hormones (FSH, Oestrogen, LH and Progesterone) and the hormones involved in birth and lactation (Oxytocin, Progesterone and Prolactase)