Anterior pituitary - stimulates adrenal cortex
Anterior pituitary - stimulates thyroid gland
Anterior pituitary - stimulates normal body growth
Anterior pituitary - stimulates ovarian follicles in females, sperm in males
Anterior pituitary - ovulation and secretion of progesterone in females
Anterior pituitary - stimulates testes to secrete testosterone
Anterior pituitary - stimulates secretion of milk from the mammary glands
Anterior pituitary - stimulates production and dispersion of melanin pigment in the skin
Posterior pituitary - antidiuretic, promotes reabsorption of water in kidneys
Posterior pituitary - contraction of uterus during childbirth, stimulates milk flow from breasts
Thyroxine (T3) and Triiodothyronine (T4)
Thyroid - increase metabolic rate, stimulate physical and mental growth, regulate metabolism of protein, carbs, and fats.
thyrocalcitonin or calcitonin
accelerates absorption of calcium by bones and lowers blood calcium level
parathyroid - regulates calcium and phosphate
adrenal cortex - regulates reabsorption of sodium in kidney and elimination of potassium
adrenal cortex - aids in metabolism of P, CHO, and F, increases the amount of glucose in blood, resistance to stress, depresses immune response
adrenal cortex - stimulate female sex characteristics
adrenal cortex - stimulate male sex characteristics
adrenal medulla - activates sympathetic nervous system, acts in stress
adrenal medulla - activates body in stress situations
pancreas - glucose metabolism
pancreas - maintains blood level of glucose
promotes growth and development of sex organs in females
maintains lining of uterus
testes - stimulates growth and development of sex organs in male
thymus - stimulates production of antibodies in early life
pineal - inhibits sex hormones, regulates sleep/wake cycle
pineal - stimulates adrenal cortex to secrete aldosterone
pineal - prevents vasoconstriction of blood vessels in the brain
estrogen - placenta
stimulates growth of reproductive organs
placenta - causes corpus luteum of ovary to continue secretions
progesterone - placenta
maintains lining of uterus to provide fetal nutrition
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