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Endocrine System

Adrenal Cortex aldosterone; androgens;cortisone
Adrenal medulla epinephrine; norepinephrine
Ovaries estrogen; progesterone
Pancreatid islets glucagon; insulin
Parathyroid glands PTH
Pineal gland melatonin
Pituitary gland ACTH (adrenocrticotropic); ADH (adntidiuretic hormone); FSH (follicle stimulating hormone); GH (growth hormone); LTH (lactogenic hormone); LH (luteinizing hormone); OXT (oxytocin); TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)
Placenta HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin)
Thymus thymosin
Thyroid gland calcitonin; thyroxine (T4); triiodonthyronine(T3)
Works with parathyroid to regulate calcium levels in blood and tissues calcitonin
Regulates the rate of metabolism T3 & T4
Plays important role in immune system thymosin
stimulates secretion of hormones by thyroid gland TSH
Stimulates development of male secondary sex characteristics testosterone
Testicles Testosterone
Stimulates secretion of hormones required to maintain pregnancy HCG
Stimulates uterine contractions, causes mild to flow after birth oxytocin
Stimulates ovulation in female, testtosterone secretion in male LH
Stimulates and mantains the secretion of breast milk LTH
Regulates growth of bone, muscle and other body tissues. GH
FSH Stimulates growth of ova in female, sperm in male
Helps control BP by reducing the amount of water excreted ADH
ACTH Stimulates the grwoth and secretions of the adrenal cortex
Melatonin Influences the sleep/wake cycle
Works with calcitonin to regulate calcijm levels in blood and tissues PTH
Glucagon Increases level of glucose in bloodstream
Regulates the transport of glucose to body cells and stimulates conversion of excess glucose to glycogen for storage Insulin
Progesterone Completes preparation of the uterus for possible pregnancy
Estrogen Develops and maintains female secondary sex characteristics and regulates menstrual cycle
Stimulates the sympathetic nervous system Norepinephrine
Epinephrine Stimulates the sympathethic nervous system
Cortisol Rebulates metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Also acts as an anti-inflammatory
Influence sex-related characteristics androgen
Aldosterone Aids in regulating levels of salt and water in the body
Created by: cskinner