g external genitalia;
g Stimulation of follicular growth;
y Prepare uterus for spermatozoal transport;
§• Increased vascular permeability and tissue oedema;
y Stimulate growth and activity of mammary glands and of endometrium in the proliferative phase of the menstrual cycle; Prepare endometrium for progestogen actions; Increase the amount of contractile proteins in the myometrium; Secrete thin, plentiful, cervical mucus; Mildly anabolic;
Stimulates calcification, bone growth and epiphyseal closure;
Regulation of gonadotrophin secretion;
Stimulate synthesis of transport globulins in the liver;
Reduce serum cholesterol and increase serum high density lipoprotein (HDL) levels;
Reduce glucose tolerance; Increase clotting factor production.
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