the placenta uterus and pituitary gland

the placenta uterus and pituitary gland

(a)(i) Placenta

  • Link between mother and foetus
  • Supply food to foetus
  • Supply oxygen to foetus through umbilical vein
  • Elimination of waste through umblical artery
  • Defense of foetus, antibodies secretion
  • Passive immunity
  • Secretion of oestrogen and progesterone

(ii) Uterus

  • Implantation, development
  • Formation of corpus luteum
  • Secretion of progesterone and oestrogen
  • Contraction during birth

(iii) Pituitary gland

  • Secretion of FSH, – Luteinizing hormone – Oxytocin
  • Luteinizing hormone stimulates testosterone secretion
  • Oestrogen, progesterone, ovulation
  • Maintenance of corpus luteum
  • Prolactin – milk production and secretion

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Download our application
sponsors Ads