The endometrium is the inner lining of the uterus. The uterus is a female reproductive organ and its inner wall is used to receive a fertilized egg
so that it can grow. If there is no fertilization
, the endometrium necrotizes. This necrosis
is what causes menstrual blood
flow. The endometrium is under hormonal influence and develops thanks to a hormone
secreted by the ovaries
, estrogen. After menstruation
, estrogen secretion promotes the thickening of the mucosa, and the absence of fertilization generates the stop of this hormonal impregnation and the destruction of the endometrium.
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Latest update on August 19, 2014 at 12:37 PM by christelle.b.