Hypothalamic-pituitary cycle. FSH: Stimulates development of ovarian follicles. LH: Stimulates the follicle to release the ovum. Gn-RH: Stimulates the release of the hormones FSH and LH from the pituitary. Estrogen & Progesterone: Falling levels of these 2 hormones stimulate the hypothalamus. Corpus Luteum: Post-ovulation follicle develops into "yellow body" that produces progesterone and some estrogen.
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Mature Ovarian Follicle
Symptoms Of Ovulation is one part of the female menstrual cycle whereby a mature ovarian follicle (part of the ovary) discharges an egg.