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(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