Positive and Negative Feedback
Positive Feedback- The enhancement or amplification of an effect by its own influence on the process that gives rise to it.
When a hormone is concentrated in high amounts, the body area responds with increased secretions.
Ex. Child Birth in Female bodies
Negative Feedback- The diminution or counteraction of an effect by its own influence on the process giving rise to it, as when a high level of a particular hormone in the blood may inhibit further secretion of that hormone, or where the result of a certain action may inhibit further performance of that action.
When a hormone is secreted, sometimes it causes negative feedback, inhibiting the production of secretions.
Ex. Body's control of blood sugar
This hormone is produced by the pituitary gland
This hormone regulates the female menstrual and egg production, which is known as ovulation
LH surge: a rapid increase in the amount of luteinizing hormone being produced right before ovulation
It also stimulates the production of testosterone in men, which eventually leads to the production of sperm