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Ovarian hormones are part of the endocrine system and originate either from the ovarian follicle or the corpus luteum.

Secreted hormone From cells Effect
Progesterone Granulosa cells, theca cells Support pregnancy[1]:

Other:

Anti-inflammatory

Androstenedione Theca cells Substrate for estrogen
Estrogens (mainly estradiol) Granulosa cells Structural:

Protein synthesis:

  • Increase hepatic production of binding proteins

Coagulation:

Fluid balance:

Gastrointestinal tract:

  • Reduce bowel motility
  • Increase cholesterol in bile

Melanin:

Cancer:

Lung function:

Inhibin Granulosa cells Inhibit production of FSH from anterior pituitary
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