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How do organs grow to the exact shape and size?

We all know that organs begin to grow in a foetus around three weeks after fertilization. But how does the body know exactly which shape and size the various organs need to grow to?
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What is the actual mechanism of the birth control pill?

I've been trying to figure out through online sources (I don't own any medical textbooks) what the exact mechanism behind the birth control pill (henceforth "the pill") is, and I am often ...
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Can endometriosis be considered a form of cancer?

In endometriosis the lesions form their own vasculature and compromise organs, arteries, and nerves. It can spread and embed throughout the body. It's difficult to treat as the adhesions resulting ...
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What type of genetic changes occurs when ovaries or uterus are removed from female body? [closed]

I saw so many women which have present dermoid cysts in their ovaries or uteruses. Doctors operate and mostly the ovaries and uterus can not be saved and the doctors remove the ovaries or uterus. ...
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Why placental progesterone suppressed or drop before onset of labour?

As we know during pregnancy predominant hormone is progesterone which is at early pregnancy about first 3-4 months produce by corpus luteum of pregnancy together with estrogen after that placenta can ...
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Persistent HPV and CVD in Women? [closed]

Cardiovascular disease is the number one morbidity factor of women. I am studying the relationship between persistent HPV infection and CVD (Cardiovascular Disease) in inadequate immune responses. ...
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Is there a simple test that can differentiate menstrual blood " period blood" from spotting blood?

I have a simple question: If I give two samples of blood; one from a the menstrual period and one from spotting, is there a simple way to know which one is from the period and which one is from ...
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How to measure GnRH in menstrual cycle?

I am interested in pulse frequencies of GnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) in the menstrual cycle (MC) i.e. 28 +/- 7 days. I would like to study its pulsatile nature i.e. within one MC, not same ...