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The Endocrine System

Hormones and functions

TermDefinition
hGH (Human Growth Hormone) Promote synthesis and secretion of small protein hormones called IGFs.
TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone) Stimulates the synthesis and secretion of the thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland.
FSH (Follicle-Stimulating Hormone) Initiates the development of several overian follicles.
LH (Luteinizing Hormones) Stimulates formation of the corpus luteum in the ovary and the secretion of progesterone by the corpus luteum.
PRL (Prolactin) Together with other hormones, initiates and maintains milk production by the mammary gland.
Oxytocin Enhances contra action of smooth muscle cells in the wall of the uterus.
ADH (Anti diuretic Hormone) Synthesized and packaged into secretory vesicles within the cell bodies of different nuerosecretory cells.
T3 & T4 Also known as Thyroid Hormones, increase basal metabolic.
Glucagon Increases blood glucose metabolism.
Insulin Hormone produced by the beta cells of a pancreatic islet that decreases the blood glucose level.
Cortisol Breakdown protein, provide glucose information, breakdown triglycerides (fats)
Epinephrine & Nonepinephrine Hormone secreted by the adrenal medulla that produces actions similar to those that result from sympathetic stimulation, also known as adrenaline & non adrenaline.
Estrogen & Progestrogen Female sex hormones produced by the ovaries.
Created by: RobbieBlack