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Question 1: [28] ________ is necessary for fertility, but may or may not accompany the earliest menses.
MenopauseOvulationMenstrual cycleFollicular phase

Question 2: Cells in the anterior ________ respond by secreting LH and FSH into the circulation.
Posterior pituitaryPineal glandPituitary glandHypothalamus

Question 3: Boys who develop mild gynecomastia or even developing swellings under nipples during puberty are told the effects are temporary in some male teenagers due to high levels of ________.

Question 4: The mucosal surface of the vagina also changes in response to increasing levels of ________, becoming thicker and duller pink in color (in contrast to the brighter red of the prepubertal vaginal mucosa).

Question 5: The arcuate nucleus is affected and controlled by neuronal input from other areas of the brain and hormonal input from the gonads, ________ tissue and a variety of other systems.
CollagenAdipocyteBrown adipose tissueAdipose tissue

Question 6: ________ (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) is a peptide hormone released from the hypothalamus which stimulates gonadotrope cells of the anterior pituitary.
VasopressinCorticotropin-releasing hormoneCalcitoninGonadotropin-releasing hormone

Question 7: Adrenal ________ are steroids produced by the zona reticulosa of the adrenal cortex in both sexes.

Question 8: Subtle increases in gonadotropin pulses occur, and ovarian follicles surrounding ________ (future eggs) double in number.
PubertyGerm cellEmbryoCell (biology)

Question 9: This attainment of positive feedback is the hallmark of female sexual maturity, as it allows the mid cycle LH surge necessary for ________.
Menstrual cycleMenopauseFollicular phaseOvulation

Question 10: By the end of puberty, adult men have heavier ________ and nearly twice as much skeletal muscle.
Human skullHuman skeletonBoneHead and neck anatomy

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