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TSH tropic hormone - stimulates secretion of thyroid hormones
ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone - stimulates secretion of adrenal cortex
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone - tropic hormone, in females, stimulates development of ovarian follicles and secretion of estrogens
target cell cell that is acted on by a certain hormone and then responds to the hormone
second messenger mechanism a system of cellular communication in which a molecule provides a communication link within the target cell of a chemical signal such as a hormone
prostaglandins a group of naturally occurring fatty acids that affect many body functions
neurohypophysis posterior pituitary gland
adenohypophysis anterior pituitary gland
sella turcica small depression of the sphenoid bone that contains the pituitary gland
tropic hormone hormone that stimulates another endocrine gland to grow and secrete its hormones
dwarfism condition of abnormally small stature, sometimes resulting from hyposecretion of growth hormones
glycosuria glucose (sugar) in the urine, sign of diabetes mellitus
Created by: Mika42016



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