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Glossary Terms

Hypothalamus

A part of the brain, the hormonal regulation center, located adjacent to and above the pituitary gland. In both the man and the woman, this tissue secretes GnRH every ninety minutes or so. The pulsatile GnRH enables the pituitary gland to secrete LH and FSH, which stimulate the gonads. See also FSH; LH; Ovary; Pituitary Gland; Testicle.
 

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