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pituitary gland
~controlled by hypothalamus
~master gland
anterior pit gland
~adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
~thyrotropic hormone (TH)
~somatotropic hormons (GH)
~conadotropic hormones
~LH
~prolactin
~melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH)
adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
~growth/secretion of adrenal cortex (prod steroids)
thyrotropic hormone (TH)
~secretion of thyroid
~controls release rate of thyroxine
somatotropic hormone (GH)
~promotes growth of body tissue
gonadotropic hormones
~stimulates growth of ovaries, estrogen secretion, sperm maturation
LH
~works w/FSH in final maturation of follicles
~promotes ovulation/progesterone secretion
prolactin
~ant pituitary hormone that stim lactation
~prod of progesterone by the corpus luteum
melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH)
~darkens skin
posterior pit gland
~vasopressin (ADH)
~oxytocin
vasopressin (ADH)
~influences water absorption by kidney
oxytocin
~influences menstrual cycle, labor, lactation