Normal reproductive axis in humans The hypothalamus is a special area in the mind that is accountable for control of a few hormones within the body.
1,200-1,500 cells (neurons) called GnRH (Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone) neurons. During the time of puberty, these neurons coordinately secrete GnRH, a peptide hormones, in a series of discrete a number of bursts or pulses. This pulsatile pattern of release of GnRH is key to stimulating the manufacturing of two other glycoprotein hormones through the pituitary that is downstream through the hypothalamus, namely luteinizing hormones (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Lees meer