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TSH   tropic hormone - stimulates secretion of thyroid hormones  
ACTH   adrenocorticotropic hormone - stimulates secretion of adrenal cortex  
FSH   follicle-stimulating hormone - tropic hormone, in females, stimulates development of ovarian follicles and secretion of estrogens  
target cell   cell that is acted on by a certain hormone and then responds to the hormone  
second messenger mechanism   a system of cellular communication in which a molecule provides a communication link within the target cell of a chemical signal such as a hormone  
prostaglandins   a group of naturally occurring fatty acids that affect many body functions  
neurohypophysis   posterior pituitary gland  
adenohypophysis   anterior pituitary gland  
sella turcica   small depression of the sphenoid bone that contains the pituitary gland  
tropic hormone   hormone that stimulates another endocrine gland to grow and secrete its hormones  
dwarfism   condition of abnormally small stature, sometimes resulting from hyposecretion of growth hormones  
glycosuria   glucose (sugar) in the urine, sign of diabetes mellitus  


   


 
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