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Corpus luteum secretes a hormone called 


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A
prolactin
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B
progesterone
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C
aldosterone
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D
testosterone

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The correct option is B progesterone
Corpus luteum secretes a hormone called progesterone which supports pregnancy and stimulates development of the mammary glands for the milk production in females.

Prolactin also known as luteotropic hormone, its a protein hormone that is involved in production of milk in females. The source for prolactin secretion is anterior pituitary gland.

Aldosterone is secreted by adrenal cortex and plays a role in reabsorption of sodium ions, etc.

The Leydig cells or interstitial cells, which are present in the intertubular spaces produce a group of hormones called androgens mainly testosterone. 

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