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kinn's Chapter 45

adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) A hormone that stimulates the production and secretion of glucocorticoids; it is released by the anterior pituitary gland.
follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) A hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; it stimulates oogenesis and spermatogenesis.
gluconeogenesis The formation of glucose in the liver from proteins and fats.
glycogen The sugar (starch) formed from glucose; it is stored mainly in the liver.
glycosuria The abnormal presence of glucose in the urine.
growth hormone (GH) Also called somatotropic hormone; it stimulates tissue growth and restricts tissue glucose dependence when nutrients are not available.
luteinizing hormone (LH) A hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that promotes ovulation.
nocturia Excessive urination during the night.
polyphagia Increased appetite.
prolactin (PRL) A hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the development of the mammary gland.
satiety The state of being satisfied or feeling full after eating.
specific gravity The density of urine compared with an equal volume of water.
thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) A hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the secretion of hormones produced by the thyroid gland.
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