Oral Health and Cardiovascular Disease

Oral Health and Cardiovascular Disease  For decades, medical health and dental health have been separated. This has led most individuals to disconnect their oral health from the rest of the body. But this is simply not the case. Research has been linking oral health and bacteria to systemic conditions throughout …

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

This project analyzes causes, symptoms and treatments of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and the effects it has on the function and structure of the respiratory system. COPD is a progressive inflammatory airway disease characterized by perpetual restriction of airflow and related respiratory symptoms, due to damage to the airway and …

Follicular, Ovulatory, and Luteal Phases with and without PCOS: A model with clay

Two models are shown: one will show the normal development of tertiary follicles and dominant follicles, and the other will show the disrupted development in a woman with PCOS related to hormone imbalances.
This shows the follicular phase. As you can see, gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) stimulates follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) production. In the case of PCOS, too much LH is produced, resulting in several more follicles.
Continuing out the follicular phase, a dominant follicle produces estrogen, leading to a decrease in GnRH, LH, and FSH. In the ovary of a woman with PCOS, a dominant follicle does not emerge, and the regular estrogen production may not occur.
This shows the beginning of the ovulatory phase. The dominant follicle survives in the follicular phase, secretes estrogen, and triggers a positive feedback loop in that causes LH and FSH production to rise again. For a woman with PCOS, this positive feedback loop is never triggered.
During the luteal phase, the released oocyte travels towards the uterus while the granulosa and theca cells in the follicle form the corpus luteum, which produces progesterone. With PCOS, there is no corpus luteum and therefore no progesterone production.
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“I GO WHERE THE HEART TAKES ME!” Cardiovascular System

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