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Majors animal: Endocrine glands, hormone products, and functions (matching)

Endocrine glandHormone product/physiology
Hypothalamus Regulates other endocrine glands
Anterior pituitary (adenohypophysis) Growth hormone, prolactin, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone, adrenocorticotropic hormone; stimulates growth/metabolic functions, milk production/secretion, sperm/ova production, thyroid gland, & adrenal cortex
Posterior pituitary (neurohypophysis) Oxytocin, antidiuretic hormone; stimulates uterine contractions and mammary glands and promotes water retention in kidneys
Thymus Thymosin; stimulates immune system
Thyroid Thyroxine, calcitonin; controls metabolism and growth rates, lowers blood calcium levels
Parathyroid Parathyroid hormone; raises blood calcium levels
Pancreas Insulin, glucagon, somatostatin; lowers blood glucose levels, raises blood glucose levels, inhibits release of insulin and glucagon
Adrenal Epinephrine/norepinephrine, corticosteroids, aldosterone; mediate responses to stressful situations, control carbohydrate and protein metabolism, control blood pressure
Ovaries Estrogen, progesterone; induces maturation of oocytes and ovulation, initiates uterine lining thickening, causes negative feedback, promotes disintegration of corpus luteum
Testes Testosterone; maintains sex characteristics, sperm production, and sex drive
Created by: scandalouscanine