Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

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Summary

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Key Points

  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
    • Type: Peptide 
    • Origin: Anterior Pituitary
    • Trigger: Stimulation by GnRH from hypothalamus
      • GnRH = Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone
    • Target: Testes and Ovaries
      • Effect: Stimulates
        • Spermatogenesis
          • Development of sperm in male testes
        • Oogenesis
          • Development of egg in female ovaries