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Study Guide for Test #2

by: Jade Maynard

Study Guide for Test #2 GWSS 357 A

Jade Maynard
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Psychobiology of Women
Nancy Kenney

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Date Created: 11/13/15
Midterm 2 Study Guide Anterior Pituitary Gland that produces releasing hormones and transports them in the median eminence Median Eminence A nucleus at the base of the hypothalamus that produces and releases tropic hormones in response to releasing hormones Tropic Hormones Hormones that have other endocrine glands as their targets Adrenocorticotropic Hormone ACTH Tropic hormone that stimulates production and release of hormones by the adrenal cortex ThyroidStimulating Hormone TSH Tropic hormone that stimulates production and release of hormones by the thyroid gland Growth HormoneSomatotropin Tropic hormone that stimulates the growth of muscle directly and bones via the liver MelanocyteStimulating Hormone MSH Tropic hormone that increases skin pigmentation BeaLipotropic Hormone BLPH Tropic hormone that acts as a precursor of endorphins Gonadotropic Hormones Hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary that control reproductive functions FollicleStimulating Hormone FSH Gonadotropic hormone that stimulates ovulation and growth of ovarian follicles Luteinizing Hormone LH Gonadotropic hormone that stimulates ovulation estrogen production and formation of the corpus luteum Prolactin PRL Gonadotropic hormone that stimulates progesterone production and milk production by mammary glands Releasing Hormones Hormones produced by the hypothalamus to stimulate the release of hormones from the anterior pituitary Corticotropic Releasing Hormones CRH Releasing hormone that stimulates ACTH Thyrotropic Hormone Releasing Hormone TRH Releasing hormone that stimulates TSH Somatostatin Releasing hormone that inhibits growth hormone Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone GHRH Releasing hormone that stimulates growth hormone Gonadotropin Hormone Releasing Hormone GnRH Releasing hormone that stimulates LH and is inhibited by FSH Dopamine Releasing hormone that inhibits prolactin ProlactinStimulating Hormone PSH Releasing hormone that stimulates prolactin Negative Feedback System A system in which hormones regulate themselves ex A stimulates B but when levels of B are high enough they inhibit A Adrenal Gland An endocrine gland above the kidney Adrenal Medulla Produces adrenaline and noradrenaline in response to stress Adrenal Cortex Produces and releases hormones in response to ACTH Glucocorticoids Hormones released by the adrenal cortex that control glucose metabolism and food intake Mineralocorticoids Hormones released by the adrenal cortex that regulate levels of minerals and electrolytes Peptide Hormones Large watersoluble molecules such as most tropic hormones Steroid Hormones Small fatsoluble molecules such as estrogens and androgens Puberty Biological transition from reproductive immaturity to reproductive maturity Adolescence Sociocultural transition from dependence to independence Puberty Blockers Drugs that inhibit puberty and the development of secondary sex characteristics Tanner s Stages of Development Medical norms used to assess adolescents based on children in British orphanages Thelarche Budding of the breasts Adrenarche An increase in body hair caused by the production of androgens Menarche First menstrual period Amenorrhea Abnormal absence of menstruation PMS The recurrent presence of problematic physical and emotional symptoms during perimenstruum Perimenstruum The period starting 7 days before menses and extending up to 3 days after its start Premenstrual Magnification Pattern More severe and more rigorously defined than PMS patient must experience one of the four major symptoms and five symptoms overall during perimenstruum in all cycles


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