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LC 2.8 Physiology of Puberty


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Nutrition, health, genetics and critical weight
The four factors affecting the onset of puberty
Gonadostat theory and maturational role of CNS
The two hypotheses concerning the control of puberty
Testes and ovaries
The gonads of the male and female body respectively
Gametogenesis and sex hormones
The two functions of the gonads
Cholesterol
The key component that sex hormones (steroids) are synthesised from
Androgens, oestrogens and progesterones
The three types of sex hormones
Testes
Androgens are synthesised in the [_____]
LH
The hormone that stimulates the Leydig cells of the testes to produce testosterone
Testosterone and FSH
The two hormones that stimulate the Sertoli cells to trigger sperm maturation
Fetal ovary
Oogenesis begins in the [_______]
Oogonia
In oogenesis, primordial germ cells proliferate to become [_______]
Primordial follicles
In oogenesis, oogonia form [_______]
Embryonic, infancy, puberty, adulthood and old age
The five phases of the human life cycle
Physiological, morphological and behavioural
Three key types of change that make up the definition of puberty
FSH and LH
The two hormones which follow a circadian rhythm in children
Breasts, ovaries, uterus, vagina, pubic hair, growth spurt and menstruation
The changes that occur in the female during puberty
Genitals, pubic hair and growth spurt
The changes that occur in the male during puberty