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One of the tiny glands located behind the thyroid gland
Parathyroid
The largest of the endocrine glands, located in the neck
Thyroid
The gland in the brain that regulates light
Pineal
An organ that has islets
Pancreas
The endocrine gland composed of a cortex and medulla, each with specific functions
Adrenal
The part of the brain that controlls the antrior pituitary
Hypothalamus
The anterior pituitary hormonethat stimulates milk synthesis
Prolactin
Tha main hormone of the adrenal medulla that, among other actions, raises blood pressure and increases the heart rate
Epinephrine
The anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the adrenal cortex
ACTH
A hormone produced by the ovaries
Estrogen
The hormone from the adrenal cortex that regulates sodium and potassium reabsorbtion in the kidney tubules
Aldosterone
A gonadotropic hormone
Follicle Stimulating Hormone(FSH)
A hormone synthesized in the hypothalamus
Antidiuretic Hormone
Hormone that raises blood calcium level
Parathyroid Hormone
Hormone that lowers blood glucose level
Insulin
A pancratic hormone that raises blood glucose level
Glucagon
Adrenal hormone that raises blood glucose level
Cortisol
A hormone that aids in the maturation of T lymphocytes
Thymosin
The hormone produced by the pineal gland
Melatonin
Hormone that lowers blood pressure
Atrial Natriuretic Factor
Estrogen is a
Steroid Hormone
Steroid hormones are derived from
Cholesterol
Building block of growth hormone
Amino Acid
Releasing hormones are produced in the
Hypothalamus
Releasing hormones act on the
Anterior Pituitary
Porlactin is an example of a
Protein Hormone
Male Hormone
Androgen
Not produced by thyroid gland
Thymosin
Hormone that causes milk ejection from the breast
Oxytocin
Hormone derived from cholesterol
Progesterone
Pituitary hormone that regulates the activity of the thyroid gland
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone(TSH)
Erythropoietin is synthesized in the
Kidneys