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Hormone Flash Cards

TermDefinition
hGh Promote synthesis and secretion of small protein hormones (for growth) -Found in:anterior pituitary gland
TSH stimulates the synthesis and secretion of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland -Found in: pituitary gland
FSH initiates the development of several ovarian follicles
PRL (with other hormones) initiates and maintains milk production -Found in: Mammary Glands
Oxytocin targets the uterus and breasts after giving birth. Enhances birth by making contractions more smooth then stimulates milk ejection. -Found in" breasts and uterus?
ADH Synthesized and packaged into secretory vesicles within the cell bodies of down the axons to the oxon terminals -Found in: anterior pituitary gland
T3 and T4 Thyroid hormones; T4 - circulates in the blood and enters cells throughout the body, most of it is converted to T3 by removal of one iodine atom. (T3 is more potent) -Found in: Blood
Cortisol Protein break down, glucose formation, break down triglycerides, anti-inflammatory effects, depression of immune responses
Epinephrine and Norepinephrine Increase blood flow to the heart, increase blood pressure, dilate airways to the lungs, increase blood levels of glucose and fatty acids "Fight or flight"
Glucagon Maintaining normal concentrations of glucose in blood -Found in: Blood
Insulin Makes body cells absorb glucose in the blood -Found in: Blood
Estrogen Females: development of female secondary sexual characteristics (breasts, endometrium, regulation of the menstrual cycle, etc.) Males: helps in maturation of the sperm
Progesterone Maintains pregnancy, prepare body for conception and pregnancy and regulates the monthly menstrual cycle Found in: ovaries, placenta, and adrenal glands
Created by: KaraVasalinda