Corpus Luteum

The corpus luteum is a temporary structure created by the female body as part of the menstrual cycle. The corpus luteum (a yellow body) secretes a moderate amount of estrogen that is responsible for inhibiting the further release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). This inhibition controls the secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). The body creates a new corpus luteum with each menstrual cycle.

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