Maurice Goodman

Overview 758

Fertilization and Implantation 758 Gamete Transport 758 Role of the Oviducts 759

Implantation and Formation of the Placenta 760 Placental Hormones 761

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin 762 Human Chorionic Somatomammotropin 764 Progesterone 764 Estrogens 765

The Role of the Fetal Adrenal Cortex 765 Roles of Progesterone and Estrogens in Sustaining Pregnancy 766

Parturition 767

Role of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone 767 Role of Oxytocin 768 Lactation 769

Growth and Development of the Mammary Glands 770

Milk Production 770

Mechanism of Prolactin Action 770

Neuroendocrine Mechanisms 770

Control of Prolactin Secretion 771

Cellular Regulation of Prolactin Secretion 773

Prolactin in Blood 773

Lactation and Resumption of Ovarian Cycles 774

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