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Hormone Functions

Hormones and their functions

GH Growth Hormone Stimulates size of body by regulating bone/muscle growth.
TSH Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Influences growth and activity of the thyroid gland.
ACTH Adrenocorticotropic Controls secretions of hormones that come from the adrenal cortex.
FSH Follicle Stimulating Hormone Encourages enlargement of egg foliicles in ovaries.
LH Luteinizing Hormone Causes the release of the egg cell from the ovaries.
Prolactin Production of milk after birth.
ADH Antidiuretic Hormone Vasoconstriction (blood vessels restrict) and water retention.
Oxytocin Contraction of uterus during childbirth
T4 and T3 Controls body metabolism rate and production of ATP
Calcitonin Decrease blood calcium levels. Causes calcium to leave blood and enter bones.
PTH Parathyroid Hormone Increases blood calcium levels. Causes calcium to leave bone and enter blood.
Epinephrine Fight or flight response 80%
Norephrine Fight or flight response 20%
Aldosterone Produces Mineralocorticoids
Cortisol Regulates glucose in the blood
Glucagon Regulates blood glucose by increasing glucose release from the liver
Insulin Causes the body's cells to take up glucoase from the blood. (lowers blood glucose)
Somatostatin Regulates GH and TSH
Melatonin Regulates the day and night cycles
Thymosins Helps build your immune system
Estrogen Secondary female sex characteristics, menstruation cycle.
Proesterone Maintains linning in the uterous.
Testosterone Secondary male sex characteristics.
Created by: aagnew1