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Judith E. Brown
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Energy deficits that characterize functional hypothalamic amenorrhea appear to suppress the activity of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH).

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To explain: Whether the statement, “Energy deficits that characterize functional hypothalamic amenorrhea appear to suppress the activity of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)” is true or false.

Introduction: Hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and testes are involved in the endocrine regulation activity of male reproduction. Hypothalamus initially secretes gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) that stimulates the anterior pituitary gland to secrete follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH).

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A form of amenorrhea called functional hypothalamic amenorrhea (FHA) is one of the most common types of secondary amenorrhea. FHA is mainly caused due to the stress-induced suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian (HPO) axis...

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