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Ovulation appears to be triggered by a midcycle hike in ______________.


A

Estrogen

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B

Progesterone

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C

Follicle stimulating hormone

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D

Luteinizing hormone

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Solution

The correct option is D

Luteinizing hormone


Ovulation occurs around day 14 of the ovarian cycle. The most important phenomenon triggering ovulation is a sudden increase in LH, reaching its peak value around sixteen hours before ovulation is set to take place. This is called the LH surge.


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