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Endocrine hormones

TermDefinition
Corticotropin releasing hormone(CRH) Stimulates the release of adrenocorticotropic hormone from the anterior pituitary gland (APG)
Arginine Vassopressin Stimulates the release of Adrenocorticotropic hormone from the APG
Gonadotropin releasing hormone stimulates the release of FSH and LH from the APG
Thyrotropin releasing hormone stimulates the release of TSH from the APG
Growth hormone releasing hormone Stimulates the release of growth hormone from the APG
somatostatin inhibits the secretion of growth hormones
Prolactin inhibiting factor inhibits the secretion of prolactin
Follicle stimulating hormone responsible for the growth of follicles, estrogen secretion and sperm maturation
Luteinizing hormone responsible for ovulation, formation of the corpus luteum and it's secretion of estrogen and progesterone; also the synthesis and secretion of testosterone
Adrenocorticotropic hormone responsible for the synthesis and secretion of the adrenal cortex hormone
Growth Hormone responsible for increasing body growth, body mass, protein synthesis, fat metabolism, stimulates production of insulin-like-growth factors
Prolactin responsible for the production of milk secretion and mammary growth
Tyroid stimulating hormone resposible for the synthesis and secretion of thyroid hormones to increase metabolism
Oxytocin a neurohormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland that stimulates uterine contractions and promotes milk ejection and also controls reproductive behaviors
Vasopressin a neurohormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland that stimulates blood pressure and controls reproductive behaviors
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