Glossary

Browse through glands, hormones and endocrine conditions.
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Luteinising hormone

Luteinising hormone is produced by the pituitary gland and is one of the main hormones that control the reproductive system.

Laboratory tests

Introduction to laboratory tests

Leptin

Leptin is a hormone secreted from fat cells that helps to regulate body weight. The name leptin is derived from the Greek word 'leptos' meaning thin. It is sometimes referred to as the 'Fat Controller'.

labour

the process through which a woman gives birth to a baby. It begins with the womb contracting to allow the cervix to open, the foetus then passes along the birth canal and is born through the vagina. The final stage of labour is delivering the placenta.


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