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Insulin
Lowers blood glucose level
Glucagon
Increases blood glucose level
Epinephrine and norepinephrine
Increase blood glucose level; increase metabolic activities; constrict certain blood vessels
Glucocorticoids
Increases blood glucose level
Mineralocorticoids
Promotes reabsorption of Na+ and excretion of K+ in kidneys (ex: aldosterone)
Androgens
Support sperm formation; promote development and maintenance of male secondary sex characteristics (ex: testosterone)
Estrogens
Stmulate uterine lining growth; promote development and maintenance of female secondary sex characteristics
Progesterone
Promutes uterine lining growth
Melatonin
Involved in biological rhythms
Thymosin
Stimulates T lymphocytes
Oxytocin
Stimulates contraction of uterus and mammary gland cells
Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH)
Promotes retention of water by kidneys
Growth Hormone (GH)
Stimulates growth (especially bones) and metabolic functions
Prolactin (PRL)
Stimulates milk production and secretion
Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
Stimulates production of ova and sperm
Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
Stimulates ovaries and testes
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormones (TSH)
Stimulates thyroid gland
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)
Stimulates adrenal cortex to secrete glucocorticoids
Triiodothyrine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4)
Stimulate and maintain metabolic processes
Calcitonin
Lowers blood calcium level
Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)
Increases blood calcium level
Gonadatropin-Releasing Hormone(GnRH)
Stimulates anterior pituitary to release Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH)