Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333



Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333
Textbook Problem

Match the term listed in Column A with its definition from

Column A Column B

5. _____ Puberty

a. A tissue about 12 mm in diameter formed from the follicle that contained the ovum prior to its release. It produces estrogen and progesterone.

6. _____ Corpus luteum b. Biological ability to bear children.
7. _____ Subfertility c. Generally defined as the loss of a conceptus in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
8. _____ Fecundity d. The period in life during which humans become biologically capable of reproduction.
9. _____ Miscarriage e. Menstrual cycles in which ovulation does not occur.
10. _____ Luteinizing hormone f. A hormone that prepares the uterus for a fertilized ovum and helps to maintain a pregnancy; stimulates uterine lining buildup during menstrual cycle.
11. _____ Progesterone g. Absence of menstrual cycle.
12. _____ Anovulatory cycles h. A hormone that stimulates secretion of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone and growth of the corpus luteum.
13. _____ Amenorrhea i. Reduced level of fertility characterized by unusually long time to conception (over 12 months) or repeated early pregnancy losses.

Summary Introduction

To match: The listed term in Column A with its definition given in the Column B.


The luteinizing hormone (LH) is synthesized and released by the gonadotropic cells of the anterior pituitary gland. LH triggers ovulation and development of corpus luteum in female. This hormone causes the follicle cells of the cor...

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