MEDA 120 Survey/Anatomy/Physiology - Endocrine System, Set #2

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7 terms · MEDA 120 "The Human Body in Health & Disease"; Thibodeau & Patton CH. 11 - ENDOCRINE SYSTEM: Pituitary Gland,

pituitary gland

endocrine gland located in the skull; made up of the adenohypophysis and the neurohypophysis

adenohypophysis

anterior pituitary gland, which has the structure of an endocrine gland

neurohypophysis

posterior pituitary gland

tropic hormone

hormone that stimulates another endocrine gland to grow and secrete its hormones

growth hormone

hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that controls the rate of skeletal and visceral growth

prolactin

hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland during pregnancy to stimulate the breast development needed for lactation

antidiuretic hormone

hormone produced in the posterior pituitary gland to regulate the balance of water in the body by accelerating the reabsorption of water; produced in the hypothalamus

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