(M-5) clinical *ENDOCRINE SYSTEM * Growth Hormones

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Glucocorticoid

Released by adrenal cotex, increases glucose and is anti - inflammatory

FSH (follicle- stimulating hormone)

this hormone begins development of egg in ovary

Calcitonin (CT)

this hormone reduces calcium levels in blood

Triiodothyronine

thyroid hormone with 3 atoms of iodine

Antidiurectic Hormone (ADH)

released by posterior pituitary and increases water in body

Aldosterone

example of mineral corticod

Lutenizing hormone (LH)

increases in level and causes ovulation

Oxytocin

hormone stimulates uterine contraction and brings on labor

Epinephrine

Released by adrenal medulla, reinforces sympathetic nervous system

Insulin

released by pancreatic islets causing a drop in blood sugar level

Growth hormone

hypersecretion of this causes acromegaly

acromegaly means

growth

parathyroid hormone

increases level of calcium in blood

thymosin

this hormone plays important part in immune system

glucagon

released by pancreatic islets and increases glucose in blood

melatonin

made in pineal gland, affects biological clock

ACTH

hormone produced in the pitutary gland and stimulates release of hormones from adrenal cortex

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