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Hormones

Hormones and their definition

TermDefinition
hGH human growth hormone Promote synthesis and secretion of small protein hormones called insulinlike growth factors.
TSH thyroid stimulating hormone Stimulates the synthesis and secretion of thyroid hormones by the thyroid glad.
FSH & LH follicle stimulating hormone & Luteinizing hormone Each month FSH initiates the development of several ovarian follicles and LH triggers ovulation.
PRL prolactin Together with other hormones, initiates and maintains milk production by the mammary glands.
Oxytocin Milk production during and after a delivery of a baby
ADH antidiuretic hormone Causes the kidneys to retain more water, thus decreasing urine volume.
T3 & T4 contains three atoms of iodine..... contains four atoms of iodine
Glucagon increase blood glucose level when it falls below normal
insulin Helps glucose move into cells
Cortisol
Epinephrine Main hormone of the adrenal medullae
Norepinephrine Just like Epinephrine, it is one of the main hormones of the adrenal medullae
Estrogen & Progesterone Female sex hormones.
Created by: DDAWG