What is the name of the hormone secreted by the corpus luteum?

Progesterone is the name of the hormone secreted by the corpus luteum.

  • The corpus luteum is a yellowish mass left after the ovulation of the mature ovarian follicle.
  • It secretes progesterone which acts on the uterus and prepares its endometrial lining for pregnancy.
    It also acts on mammary glands.
  • Corpus Luteum also produces inhibin A and estradiol.
  • Changing progesterone levels can contribute to abnormal menstrual periods and menopausal symptoms.
  • If there is no fertilized egg, progesterone levels drop and menstruation begins.
  • Ovulation is when a mature egg is released from the ovary. The egg then moves down the fallopian tube where it can be fertilised.
  • Ovulation typically lasts one day and occurs in the middle of a woman’s menstrual cycle, about two weeks before she expects to get her period.

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