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ovarian

[ō′ver·ē·ən]
(anatomy)
Of or pertaining to the ovaries.
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Like the conductor of a symphony, ovarian hormones act on genes within the brain and body to trigger physical changes in the body.
The difference between risk levels of chemotherapy and radiation therapy is thought to be due to the effects of aging, meaning that ovarian hormones promote tumor growth after the initial radiation exposure.
Researchers suspect that ovarian hormones flooding through the body at puberty might damage breast cells in genetically susceptible women.
Ovarian hormones may affect the synthesis, release/reuptake, and enzymatic inactivation of ovarian steroids, nerve membrane excitability, and pre- and postsynaptic receptor sensitivity.
Moreover, Qutb maintains that the differences between men and women do not stem from the physical differences of the genitalia, the presence of a womb, or pregnancy, but from more basic aspects such as the ovarian hormones, which differentiate all the cells and tissues of the female from that of the male, as well as her physical parts, and, most of all, her nervous system.
Odors from females that stimulate self-grooming by males are dependent on ovarian hormones,' the team concludes.
With surgical menopause, the abrupt cessation of ovarian hormones, including estrogen, typically results in more severe symptoms and, in some studies, earlier onset of osteoporosis and coronary heart disease.
The team took urine samples to measure ovarian hormones over the course of a menstrual cycle and were surprised to find that ovulation rates remained high among the 29 women taking part in the study.