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Hormones

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Thyroid Releasing Hormone
Stimulates secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone
Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone
Stimulates secretion of growth hormone
Prolactin Releasing Hormone
Stimulates the release of prolactin
Prolactin
Stimulates secretion of milk by the mammary glands
Growth Hormone
Stimulates tissue and organ growth by promoting cellular growth, mitosis, and cellular differentiation
Adrenocorticotrpic Hormone
Stimulates secretion of adrenal cortex hormones
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
Stimulates activity of thyroid gland to release hormones
Follicle Stimulating Hormone
Stimulates ovarian follicle maturity and spermatogenesis
Luteinizing Hormone
Stimulates ovulation and corpus luteum formation
Oxytocin
Stimulates uterine contractions and milk-let-down by mammary glands
Antidiuretic Hormone
Regulates water reabsorption by kidneys and raises BP by constricting arterioles
T4 and T3
Increases basal metabolic rate and body heat production
Calcitonin
Retains calcium in the bones, lowers blood calcium levels
Parathyroid Hormone
Increases release of calcium from bone, raises blood calcium levels.
Glucocorticoids
Promotes fat and protein catabolism, gluconeogensis, and inhibits inflammation
Mineralocorticoids
Reabsorption of sodium and excretion of potassium in kidneys
Adrenaline
Increases awareness through the sympathetic N.S
Nonadrenaline
Returns body to normal function after secretion of adrenaline
Insulin
Promotes glucose uptake and synthesis of glycogen to glucose to lower blood sugar levels
Pancreatic Polypeptide
Inhibits Somatostatin, gall bladder secretion, and secretion of digestive enzymes
Estrogen
Enhances female sexual characteristics
Progesterone
Stimulates growth of uterine lining
Testosterone
Enhances male sexual characteristics
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