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What is the effect of inhibins on menopause?

Inhibins are proteins in the ovaries that control the ovulation process through their effects on FSH. Inhibin A and B keep FSH levels low during the reproductive years. Inhibin levels drop in the years prior to menopause as FSH levels rise. The drop in inhibin B levels reflect the number of follicles left for future development in the ovary. When the number of follicles available decreases below the level necessary for ovulation, ovulation stops.

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