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Endocrine Hormones

Set of glands and their hormones.
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ACTH
in the anterior pituitary gland. stimulates adrenal cortex.
TSH
in the anterior pituitary gland. targets thyroid gland, triggers release of thyroid hormones.
GH
in the anterior pituitary gland. stimulates cell growth and replication by accelerating protein synthesis.
PRL
in the anterior pituitary gland. with other hormones stimulates the mammary glands and milk production.
FSH
in the anterior pituitary gland. it promotes follicle (egg) development, secretion of estrogen, sperm production in males.
LH
in the anterior pituitary gland. induces ovulation produces reproductive cells in females. stimulates androgens for males.
MSH
in the anterior pituitary gland. stimulates melanocytes in the skin increasing production of melanin.
Oxytocin
in the posterior pituitary gland. hormone that helps with contractions, labor, sex, and ejaculation of sperm and release of milk.
ADH
in the posterior pituitary gland. controls the amount of water loss in urine.
T3 and T4
in the thyroid gland. increases energy utilization.
Calcitonin
in the thryoid gland. regulates calcium ion concentration in body fluids.
Epinephrine and Norepinephrine
in the Adrenal Medulla gland. increases cardiac activity, blood pressure, increases the breakdown of glycogen to increase muscle power and endurance.
Cortisol and Corticosterone
in the adrenal cortex gland. promotes glucose production and triggers anti-inflammatory response.
Aldosterone
in the adrenal cortex gland. retention of sodium by preventing loss of sodium in urine, sweat, and saliva.
Androgens
In the adrenal cortex gland. sex hormones.
Melatonin
in the pineal gland. inhibits reproductive function, protexts neural tissue from free radicals. establishes wake-sleep cycle aka circadium rhythm.
Parathyroid hormone
in the parathyroid gland. increases calcium concentration.
Regulatory Hormones
in the hypothalamus. controls the activity of the endocrine cells. controls the anterior pituitary gland.