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A list of hormones in the endocrine system

AbbreviationName of hormoneSourceFunctionTarget
OXT Oxytocin Posterior Pituitary labor contractions, milk ejection; contractions of ductus deferens & prostate gland Uterus, mammary glands, ductus deferens, prostate gland
ADH Anti-diuretic hormone Posterior Pituitary water reabsorption, elevation of blood pressure & volume kidneys
TSH Thyroid-stimulating hormone Anterior Pituitary secretion of thyroid hormones thyroid gland
ACTH Adrenocorticotropic hormone Anterior Pituitary secretion of glucocorticoids (cortisol, corticosterone) Zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex
GH Growth hormone Anterior Pituitary growth, protein synthesis, lipid mobilization/catabolism all cells
PRL Prolactin Anterior Pituitary production of milk mammary glands
FSH Follicle-stimulating hormone Anterior Pituitary Estrogen secretion, follicle development, stimulation of sperm maturation Follicle cells of ovaries & nurse cells of testes
LH Luteinizing hormone Anterior Pituitary Ovulation, formation of corpus luteum, secretion of progesterone Follicle cells of ovaries & interstitial cells of testes
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