Development of The Reproductive System - Gonads

Gonads

The gonads are the precursors of the testes in males and ovaries in females. They initially develop from the mesothelial layer of the peritoneum.

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XY Gonadal Dysgenesis - Treatment
... The consequences of streak gonads to a person with Swyer syndrome Gonads cannot make estrogen, so the breasts will not develop and the uterus will not grow and menstruate until estrogen is ... Gonads cannot make progesterone, so menstrual periods will not be predictable until progestin is administered, still usually as a pill ... Gonads cannot produce eggs so conceiving children naturally is not possible ...
WNT4 - Function - Sexual Development - Early Gonads
... Gonads arise from the thickening of coelomic epithelium, which at first appears as multiple cell layers ... In mouse gonads, it has been detected only eleven days after fertilization ...
Endocrine Glands - Major Endocrine Organs - Gonads
... The testes of the male begin to produce testosterone at puberty in response to LH ... Testosterone promotes maturation of the male reproductive organs, development of secondary sex characteristics, and production of sperm by the testes ...
XY Gonadal Dysgenesis - Diagnosis
... Due to the inability of the streak gonads to produce sex hormones (both estrogens and androgens), most of the secondary sex characteristics do not develop ... that the pituitary is providing the signal for puberty but the gonads are failing to respond ... the presence of a uterus but no ovaries (the streak gonads are not usually seen by most imaging) ...
Development Of The Reproductive System - Gonads - Testes
... In short, the descent of the testes consists of the opening of a connection from the testis to its final location at the anterior abdominal wall, followed by the development of the gubernaculum, which subsequently pulls and translocates the testis down into the developing scrotum ... Ultimately, the passageway closes behind the testis ...