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Pituitary (anterior)


What is the pituitary also called? hypophysis and the master gland.
What is the anterior pituitary gland? adenohypophysis.
What is the pituitary (anterior) composed of? normal endocrine tissue.
What does the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) do in females? promotes the development of ovarian follicle and stimulates estrogen secretion.
What does the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) do in males? promotes the development of testis and stimulates the production of sperm.
What triggers ovulation and promotes development of corpus luteum in females? Luteinizing hormone (LH)
What does LH do in males? it stimulates production of testosterone.
What is prolactin (PRL)? it promotes milk secretion.
What stimulates the development and secretion in the thyroid gland? Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH).
What does Adenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) do? promotes the development and secretion in the adrenal cortex.
Created by: galenelizabeth