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Secondary sex organs & principal functions

- vagina
- external genitalia
- uterine tube
- uterus
- mammary glands

functions: fertilization of ovum, implantation, development of embryo, parturition

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Average intraocular pressure

12-20 mm Hg

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Nuclei of cranial nerves in pons

V, VI, VII

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Components of ANS

Sympathetic NS
Parasympathetic NS
Enteric plexus

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Important structural difference between sympathetic and parasympathetic NS

Sympathetic nerve fibers pass through the sympathetic chain and then to organs

Parasympathetic postganglionic neurons are in the organs itself

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Enlargements of spinal cord

Cervical enlargement

Lumbosacral enlargement

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Hormones of the placenta

- human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) --> present until week 6, suppresses follicle maturation, maintains production of estrogen and progesterone in corpus luteum

- human placental lactogen (hPL) --> stimulates mammary enlargement and lactogenesis

- estrogens
- progesteron

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Types of hormones

- Releasing hormones (RH)
- Inhibiting hormones (IH, -statin)
- Glandotrope hormones (-tropin)
- Somatotrope/effector hormones