Hormonal Levels Through the Cycle
Endometrial Lining Changes Due To Hormones
Follicular Development Based On Hormones
The released follicle stimulating hormone is carried in the bloodstream where it binds to receptors in the testes and ovaries. Using this mechanism follicle stimulating hormone, along with luteinising hormone, can control the functions of the testes and ovaries.
In women, when hormone levels fall towards the end of the menstrual cycle, this is sensed by nerve cells in the hypothalamus. These cells produce more gonadotrophin-releasing hormone which in turn stimulates the pituitary gland to produce more follicle stimulating hormone and luteinising hormone and release these into the bloodstream. The rise in follicle stimulating hormone stimulates the growth of the follicle in the ovary. With this growth, the cells of the follicles produce increasing amount of oestradiol and inhibin. In turn, the production of these hormones is sensed by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland and less gonadotrophin-releasing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone will be released. http://www.yourhormones.info/hormones/follicle_stimulating_hormone.aspx