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Hormones (Ant. Pet.)

Hormones of the Anterior Petuitary

hGH Human Growth Hormone Peptide Stimulates almost all cells in body Increases mitosis rate, cell size, protein synthesis. Break down of fatty acids.
ACTH Adrenocoricotropic hormone Peptide Stimulates adrenal cortex to release glucocoricoids(stress hormones) via 2ndary messenger system (cAMP)
TSH Thyroid Stimulating hormone peptide Stimulated thyroid to release T3 and T4 via 2ndary messenger system using cAMP. Release of T3 and T4 has negative feedback on TSH release
FSH follicle stimulating hormone peptide regulates growth, reproductive development
LH Luteinizing Hormone Peptide Important for reproduction, acts with FSH
Prolactin Peptide Promotes breast lactation Hypothalamus actively inhibits the release of prolactin
Created by: mattmcat