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Ontogeny of pituitary-gonadal interactions: current advances and controversies.
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PMID:  18411145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The different compartments of the fetal hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, the hypothalamus, anterior pituitary, and gonads, probably start their embryonic development independently, and become fully interactive as the last link o f their maturation. The developing hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis offers a good model for studies on the mechanisms of regulation of fetal hormonal systems. It is evident that fetal hormonal functions are not the same as those of the adult on a smaller scale, but that there are fundamental differences between the fetus and adult in basic features of the mechanisms o f reproductive hormone action.
I T Huhtaniemi; D W Warren
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in endocrinology and metabolism: TEM     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1043-2760     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Endocrinol. Metab.     Publication Date:    1990 Sep-Oct
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Created Date:  2008-04-15     Completed Date:  2009-12-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9001516     Medline TA:  Trends Endocrinol Metab     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  356-62     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Physiology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland.
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