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hypothalamic-releasing hormone

hormone produced in the hypothalamus that targets the anterior pituitary to release anterior pituitary hormones

hypothalamic-inhibiting hormone

hormone produced in the hypothalamus that targets the anterior pituitary to inhibit anterior pituitary hormones

antidiuretic hormone (ADH)

produced in the posterior pituitary that targets the kidneys to stimulate water absorbtion of the kidneys

oxytocin

hormone produced in the posterior pituitary that targets the uterus and mammary glands to stimulate uterine muscle contraction or release milk from mammary glands

thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)

hormone produced in the anterior pituitary that targets and stimulates the thyroid

adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)

hormone produced in the anterior pituitary that targets and stimulates the adrenal cortex

gonadotropic hormone (FSH or LH)

hormone produced in the anterior pituitary that targets the gonads to simulate egg/sperm production and sex hormone production

prolactin (PRL)

hormone produced in the anterior pituitary that targets mammary glands for milk production

growth hormone (GH)

hormone produced inteh anterior pituitary that targets soft tissues and bones to promote cell division, protein synthesis, and bone growth

menalocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH)

hormone produced in the anterior pituitary that targets melanocytes in skin

thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3)

hormone produced in the thyroid that targets all tissues to increase metabolic rate and regulate growth and development

calcitonin

hormone produced in the thyroid that targets the bones, kidneys, and intestine to lower blood calcium level

parathyroid hormone (PTH)

hormone produced in the parathyroid that targets bones, kidneys, and the intestine to raise blood calcium level

glucocorticoids (cortisol)

hromone produced by the adrenal cortex that targets all tissues to raise blood glucose level and stimulate the breakdown of protien

mineralcorticoids (aldosterone)

hormone produced in adrenal cortex that stimulates the kidneys to stimulate reabsorbtion of sodium and excretion of potassium

sex hormones

hormone produced in the adrenal cortex that targets the gonads, skin, muscles, and bones to stimulate reproductive organs and bring about sex characteristics

epinepherine and norepinepherine

hormone produced in the adrenal medulla that targets the cardiac and other muscles in emergency situations to raise blood glucose level

insulin

hormone produced in the pancreas that targest the liver, muscles, and adipose tissue to lower blood glucose level and promote the formation of glycogen

glucagon

hormone produced by the pancreas that targets the liver, muscles, and adipose tissue to raise the blood glucose level

androgens (testosterone)

hormone produced in the testes that targets gonads, skin, muscles, and bone to stimulate male characteristics

estrogen and progesterone

hormone produced in the ovaries that targets gonads, skin, muscles, and bones to stimulate female characteristics

thymosins

hormone produced in thymus that targets T lymphocytes to stimulate production and maturation to T lymphocytes

melatonin

hormone produced in the pineal gland that targets the brain to control circadian rhythms and circannual rhythms, and may be involved in maturation of sex organs

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