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What's the follicle-stimulating hormone?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: Ovulation hormone

Follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) is produced by the anterior pituitary gland.
Specifically, a cyclical increase in fsh secretion by the pituitary causes ovulation. Fsh also regulates the development, growth, pubertal maturation, and reproductive processes of the body. Fsh & lh act synergistically in reproduction. As a test for menopause , the fsh is chronically elevated.

In brief: Ovulation hormone

Follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) is produced by the anterior pituitary gland.
Specifically, a cyclical increase in fsh secretion by the pituitary causes ovulation. Fsh also regulates the development, growth, pubertal maturation, and reproductive processes of the body. Fsh & lh act synergistically in reproduction. As a test for menopause , the fsh is chronically elevated.
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