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insulin
decrease blood glucose levels
glucagon
increase blood glucose levels
inhibin
supresses the release of FSH
FSH
stimulates gamete (egg and sperm) formation
LH
stimulates sex hormone production, triggers ovulation
Thyroxine & Triiodothyronine
regulates oxygen use, basal metabolic rate, cellular metabolism. and growth and developement.
calcitonin
decreases blood calcium levels
parathyroid hormone
increase blood calcium levels
melanocyte stimulating hormone
increase skin pigmentation when present in excess
oxytocin
stimulate milk ejection
ADH
inhibits water loss through kidneys
prolactin
milk secretion by mammary glands
HGH & IGF
stimulates protein synthesis, inhib. protein breakdown, stimulates lipolysis, retards the use of glucose for the production of ATP
aldosterone
controls water and electrolyte balance
androgens
stimulate growth of axillary and pubic hair
epinephrine & norepinephrine
fight or fligh response.
melatonin
body's biological clock
thymosin
promotes t cell maturation
cortisol
regulates metabolism and resistance to stress
gastrin
promotes secretion of gastric juice and increase motility of stomach
GIP
Glucose dependent insulinotropic peptide. stimulates the release of insulin by B cells of pancreas
CCK
cholecystokinin. stims. the secretion of pancreatic juice, reg. the release of bile, feeling of fullness.
hCG
human chorionic gonadotrophin(placenta). stims. that corpus luteum to cont. to secrete estrogen and progesterone.
hCS
human chorionic somatomammotropin (placenta) stims the developement of mammary glands for lactation.
Erythropoietin (EPO)
increase rate of RBC formation
Calcitrol
aids in the absorbtion of calcium and phosphorus
atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP)
heart. Decreases blood pressure
Leptin
suppresses appetite
relaxin
increases the flexibility of pubic symphysis, dilate uterine cerix during labor
testosterone
stims. decent of testes before birth, reg. spermatogenesis, develope male secondary sex characteristics