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Endocr. Syst Chart 2

Endocrine Hormones & Location of Target Cells

HormoneLocation of Target Cell
Thyroxine (T4) Most body cells
Cortisol Liver, muscle, and cells involved in body defenses
Glucagon Liver
Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Testes, Ovaries
Oxytocin (OT) Uterus, Mammary glands
Epinephrine Body cells involved in fight or flight response
Thymosin T cells
Estrogen Uterus, Mammary glands, and other body cells involved in female sexual characteristics
Melatonin Brain
Prolactin (PRL) Mammary gland
Calcitonin Osteoclast cells in bones
Insulin Most body cells
Human growth hormone (hGH) Cartilage, bone, skeletal muscle, liver, and other body tissues
Triiodothyronine (T3) Most body cells
Androgens Uterus, Mammary glands, and other body cells involved in secondary sex characteristics
Testosterone Testes, muscle, and other body cells involved in female sexual characteristics
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) Osteoclast cells in bones
Norepinephrine (NE) Body cells involved in fight or flight response
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) Adrenal cortex
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) Thyroid gland
Aldosterone Kidneys
Progesterone Uterus, Mammary glands, and other body cells involved in female sexual characteristics
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) Testes, Ovaries
Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) Kidneys
Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) Skin
Created by: tkent316