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Name the Hormone of the Following Endocrine Gland and Their Function . Ovary - Science and Technology

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Name the hormone of the following endocrine gland and their function . 


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Ovary- Ovary secretes the hormones oestrogen and progesterone.  

Functions of oestrogen:

  • Growth and functioning of the female secondary sex organs
  • Development of growing follicles and mammary glands
  • Regulates female secondary sex characters (Examples − high pitch voice)

Functions of progesterone:

  • Acts on mammary glands and stimulates formation of alveoli-like structures storing milk
  • Milk secretion
Concept: Co-ordination : B. Chemical control
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Balbharati Science and Technology 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 15 Life Processes in Living Organisms
Exercise | Q 4.6 | Page 178
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