• Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Hormones : They are chemical messengers that trigger many different processes, including growth and energy production.
  • Cyst : Sac-like structure filled with fluid.
  • Ovaries : Female egg-producing reproductive organ.
  • Ovulation : The process of release of a female egg from the ovaries every month.
  • Androgens : They are a group of sex hormones that give men their 'male' characteristics. They are vital for male sexual and reproductive function. They are also responsible for the development of secondary sexual characteristics in men, including facial and body hair growth, and bone and muscle development.
  • Luteinizing Hormone : A hormone that stimulates ovulation.
  • Insulin : A hormone produced by pancreas which regulates the amount of glucose in the blood.
  • Prolactin : A hormone that stimulates milk production from breasts.
  • Cortisol : A steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands in the body, in response to stress.
  • Immune System : The system of organs and processes of the body that provide resistance to and protection from infection and toxins. Organs include thymus, bone marrow, and lymph nodes.