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Hormones&Functions

A&P Ch14 Endocrine

TermDefinition
Growth Hormone (GT) Stimulates the growth of all tissue and organs, especially bone, cartilage, and skeletal muscles
Prolactin Stimulates the breast to develop; maintain milk production after birth; also called lactogenic hormone
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) Stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones (T3and T4)
Adrenocorticotropic hormone(ACTH) Stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete steroids, especially cortisol
Gonadotrophic hormones Follicle-stimulating hormones(FSH) Luteinizing hormone (LH) Stimulates the development of ova and sperm Causes ovulation in women; stimulates secretion of progesterone in women and testosterone in men.
Antidiuretic hormone(ADH) Stimulates water reabsorption by the kidneys; also constricts blood vessels.
Oxytocin
Created by: LMPayne