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A&P Endocrine system

TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone
ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone
GH growth hormone
PRL prolactin
FSH follicle stimulating hormone
LH luteinizing hormone
Gonadotropic hormones FSH/LH
ADH antidiuretic hormone
Oxytocin uterine contractions, milk let-down
master gland pituitary gland
Thyroxine - (Thyroid) controls metabolic rate and regulates growth and development T4 4 atoms of iodine attached
Parathyroid hormone - (parathyroid gland) increases plasma (blood) calcium concentration; get kidneys to reabsorb calcium
sex hormones (adrenal gland/ gonads) helps develop secondary sex characteristics in men and women, why they look different
insulin (pancreas) helps regulate metabolism of carbs, proteins and fats; decreases blood glucose, transports glucose into cells
oxytocin (pituitary gland) makes uterine muscle contract during labor, releases milk for breastfeeding
aldosterone (adrenal gland) kidneys to reabsorb (conserve) sodium and water, excrete potassium; helps regulate fluid and electrolyte balance
ADH (posterior pituitary gland) stimulates water absorption in kidneys, (retain more) and constricts blood vessels
calcitonin (thyroid) decreases plasma levels of calcium(blood calcium), helps give calcium to bones
prolactin (PRL) (anterior pituitary) stimulates breasts to develop and produce milk
TSH (anterior pituitary) stimulates thyroid gland to produce hormones (T3 &T4)
FSH (anterior pituitary) gonadotropic hormone stimulates development of ova and sperm
LH (anterior pituitary) gonadotropic hormone causes ovulation in women/ stimulates secretion progesterone in women, testosterone in men
glucagon (pancreas) raises blood glucose (works against insulin)
cortisol (adrenal gland) steriod part of stress response, regulates fat, protein and glucose metabolism, natural anti-inflammatory
GH (anterior pituitary) stimulates growth of long bones and soft (muscle) tissue; synthesis of glucose during periods of fasting
Created by: christiethoreson