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Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

Stimulates production of cortisol


Stimulates uterine contractions and milk ejection during suckling; target uterus and breasts

Antidiuretic Hormone

Decreases water loss by increasing reabsorption of water into blood and decreasing urine production and increase blood pressure


Increases sex drive in females


Increases basel metabolic rate of most cells


Increases basel metabolic rate of most cells

Luteinizing hormone

Triggers ovulation and stimulates secretion of estrogen and progesterone in females. Males: stimulates production of sperm

Parathyroid Hormone

Increases blood calcium levels by increasing activity of osteoclasts


Increases blood glucose by accelerating breakdown of glycogen into glocuse


Increases blood glucose by accelerating breakdown of glycogen into glocuse


Promotes milk production by mammary glands


Increases glucose formation lipoylis; resistance to stress. decreases inflammation. Target most cells


Contributes to setting the body's biological clock

Melanocyte-stimulation hormone

Darkens skin pigmentation ( exact role not known)

human Growth Hormone

Stimulates secretion of insulin -like growth factor. Causing growth of the body cells.


Decreases blood calcium levels by inhibiting osteoclasts; Stimulates activity of osteoclasts. target tissue, osteoclasts


Promotes the maturation of T cells for the immune respose

Follicle Stimulating Hormone

Stimulates development of oocytes and induce secretion of estrogen and progesterone.


Increase glucose by uptake body's cell, lower glucose levels

Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone

Stimulates the secretion of Luteinizing Hormone and Follicle Stimulating Hormone

Thyrotropin- Releasing Hormone

Stimulates the production of the thyroid stimulating hormone

Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone

Stimulate secretion of human growth hormone

Prolactin Releasing Hormone

Stimulate secretion of prolactin

Prolactin Inhibiting Hormone

Inhibits secretion of prolactin

Corticotropin Releasing Hormone

Promotes secretion of Adrenocorticotropic hormone

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

Promotes synthesis of thyroid hormones


Increases water absorption by osmosis; decreases water in urnine; increases K+ and H+ secretion

Pancreatic Polypeptide

Inhintis secretion of somatostatin, causes gall bladder contration.


Inhibit secretion of FSH


Decent of testes before birth. Regulation of spermatogeneis. Develement and maintenance of male secondary sex traits

Follicle Stimulating Hormone

Stimulates production of sperm.


Early hair growth in both males and females (armpits and pubic hair)


Source of estrogen after menopause; libido


Increases the breakdown of glycogen to increase blood glucose level


Inhibits secretion of insulin and glucogon

Estrogen and Progesterone

Regulates females reproductive cycle and oogenesis. Maintains pregnancy and prepares mammary glands for lactation. Development and female sex characteristic


Dilate uterine cervix during labor and delivery. Relaxes pubic symphysis dring pragnancy.

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