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  1. Growth Hormone Inhibiting Hormone
  2. Renin
  3. Amylin
  4. Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone
  5. Thrombopoietin
  1. a causes melanocytes to releases melanin (creates a tan)
  2. b inhibits the release of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary
  3. c enzyme that is produced by the kidney; important for blood pressure and volume regulation; catalyzes the conversion of circulating angiotensinogen to angiotensin I
  4. d stimulates production of platelets
  5. e Works w/ insulin & glucagon to maintain normal blood sugar

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. "salt-retaining hormone" which promotes the retention of Na+ by the kidneys. Na+ retention promotes water retention, which promotes a higher blood volume and pressure
  2. Function not well understood; secreted by adipocytes (fat cells) and may communicate signal low blood sugar; recently associated with the development of insulin insensitivity
  3. noradrenaline; chemical which is excitatory, similar to adrenaline, and affects arousal and memory; raises blood pressure by causing blood vessels to become constricted
  4. circulates in blood plasma and directly stimulates bone and cartilage growth
  5. secreted by gastrointestinal tract; enhance glucose-stimulated release of insulin; inhibit glucagon

5 True/False questions

  1. Follicle Stimulating HormoneWOMEN: initiates growth of ovarian follicles each month and stimulates ovulation; MEN: stimulates sperm production


  2. ThyroxineProduced by the thymus gland during childhood, this hormone stimulates T-lymphocyte development and differentiation.


  3. Prolactintargets the mammary glands stimulating them to produce breastmilk


  4. Thyroid Stimulating Hormonecauses thyroid gland cells to secrete T3 and T4; stimulates thyroid growth


  5. InsulinHormone produced by the pancreas that is released when stimulated by elevated glucose levels. This hormone decreases blood sugar levels by accelerating the transport of glucose into the body cells where it is oxidized for energy or converted to glycogen or fat for storage.