Hypothalamic–pituitary–gonadal axis

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The hypothalamic–pituitary–gonadal axis is a system of endocrine glands consisting of the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and gonadal glands. This system assists in the development and regulation of reproductive and immune systems.

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is released in the hypothalamus and causes luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) to be created in the pituitary gland. These two hormones cause the gonads to create testosterone or estrogen.