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Adrenocorticotropic

(ACTH)
Regulates endocrine activity of the adrenal cortex.

Pituitary (anterior lobe)
Aldosterone
Stimulates the reabsorption of sodium and water in kidney filtration

Adrerials (cortex)
Androgen
Maintains male sex characteristics.

Adrenals (cortex)
Antidiuretic

(ADH)
Decreases urine output and raises blood pressure.

Pituitary (posterior lobe)
Calicitonin

(CT)
Decreases blood calcium and phosphorus levels.

Thyroid
Cortisol
Produces an antiinflammatory response and affects cabohydrate, protien and fat metabolism

Adrenal (cortex)
Epinephine
Increases blood pressure by stimulating vasoconstriction.

Adrenals (medulla)
Estrogen
Prepares female genital tract for fertilization and implantationembryo and helps keep calcium in bones.

Ovaries
Follicle stimulating (FSH)
Stimulates ovarian egg development and production; stimulates sperm production in testes

Pituitary (anterior lobe)
Glucagon
Increases blood glucose levels.

Pancreas
Human Growth Hormone

(hGH)
Stimulates protein synthesis for muscle and bone growth.

Pituitary (anterior lobe)
Insulin
decreases blood glucose levels.

Pancreas
Luteinizing

(LH)
Stimulates ovulation and production of estrogen and progesteror in ovaries; stimulates testosterone secretion in testes.

Pituitary (anterior lobe)
Melanocyte stimulating

(MSH)
Stimulates distribution of melanin, increasing skin pigmentation.

Pituitary (anterior lobe)
Melatonin
Controls circadian rhythms and growth and development of sexual organs.

Pineal
Norepinephrine
Helps body maintain the stress response.

Adrenals (medulla)
Oxytocin
Involved in milk expression and uterine contractions.

Pituitary (posterior lobe)
Parathyroid
Increases blood calcium levels.

Parathyroid
Prolactin

(PRL)
Stimulates milk production.

Pituitary (anterior lobe)
Relaxin
Softens connective tissue of a pregnant woman for fetal delivery

Ovaries
Testosterone
Promotes secondary male sex characteristics, libido, and sperm production.

Testes
Thymopoietin
Play a role in the body’s growth and maturation of antibodies.

Thymus
Thymosin
Play a role in the body’s growth and maturation of antibodies.

Thymus
Thyroid stimulating

(TSH)
Stimulates thyroid to produce and secrete triiodothyronine and thyroxine.

Pituitary (anterior lobe)
Triodothyronine

(T3)
Regulates growth and development and influences mental, physical, and metabolic activites.

Thyroid
Thyroxine

(T4)
Regulates growth and development and influences mental, physical, and metabolic activites.

Thyroid