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Growth hormone
stimulates bone and muscle growth
Prolactin
stimulates milk production and secretion
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
Stimulates the adrenal cortex to synthesize and secrete glucocorticoids
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
Stimulates the thyroid to produce thyroid hormones
Luteinizing hormone (LH)
Stimulates ovulation in females; testosterone synthesis in males
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
Stimulates follicle maturation in females; spermatogenesis in males
Oxytocin
Stimulates uterine contractions during labor and milk secretion during lactation
Vasopressin (ADH)
Stimulates water reabsorption in kidneys
Thyroid hormone
Stimulates metabolic activity
Calcitonin
decreases blood Calcium levels
Parathyroid hormone
increases Ca level
Glucocortioids
Increases blood glucose level and decreases protein synthesis
Mineralocorticoids
Increases water reabsorption in the kidneys
Epinephrine and Norepinephrine
Increases blood glucose level and heart rate
Glucagon
Stimulates conversion of glycogen to glucose in the liver; increases blood glucose
Insulin
Lowers blood glucose and increases storage of glycogen
Stomatostatin
Suppresses secretion of glucagon and insulin
Testosterone
Maintains male secondary sexual characteristics
Estrogen
Maintains female secondary sexual characteristics
Progesterone
Promotes growth and maintenance of endometrium
Melatonin
secreted by pineal gland; unclear in humans
Atrial natriuretic hormone
Involved in osmoregulation
Thymosin
Stimulates T lymphocyte development