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Hormones: CCM Prof Crabbe Spring 2011

GlandHormoneMain Action
Pituitary Thyroid Stimulating Regulates endocrine function of thyroid gland
Pituitary Adrenocorticopic Adrenal Cortex to release corticosteriod hormones, including glucocorticoids that help body resist stressors
Pituitary Gonadotropins: Folicle Stimulating and Luteinizing FSH: sperm or egg production LSH: gonadal hormones
Pituitary Prolactin milk production in women
Posterior Pituitary Oxytocin uterine contraction
Posterior Pituitary Anti-diuretic Hormone prevents large swings in water balance
Thyroid thyroxine Triodothronine glucose oxidtation, increases metabolic rate and body heat production
Thyroid Calcitonin antagonist of parathyroid hormone
parathyroid Parathyroid Hormone controls calcium levels in blood
Adrenal Mineralocorticoids Sodium ion balance
Adrenal Cortisol energy level of body cells, help resist stressors
Adrenal Gonadocorticoids Onset of puberty, sexual maturation
Adrenal Epinephrine SNS activation in presence of stressor, "fight or flight", increased blood flow to heart and muscle
Adrenal Norepinephrine SNS activation in presence of stressor, "fight or flight", peripheral vasoconstriction, blood pressure
Pancreas Glucagon Increase blood glucose levels, antagonist of insulin
Pancreas Insulin Lowers blood glucose levels, influences protein and fat metabolism
Pineal Melatonin makes us drowsy
Thymus Thymopoietins, thymic factor, thymosins development of T lymphocytes and immune response
Pituitary Growth Growth
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