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Pineal Gland

Produces Melatonin hormone to sleep


Signals hormones to be STORED in the Pituitary Gland

Posterior Pituitary Gland (what it stores and target tissues)

Produces Oxytocin (targets contractions of the uterus and milk "let down" reflex), and Antidiuretic hormone.

Anterior Pituitary Gland (what it stores)

Growth Hormone, Prolactin, Follicle-stimulating Hormone, Luteinzing Hormone, Thyroid-stimulating Hormone, and Adrenocorticotropic Hormone.

Growth Hormone

Stimulates growth of target tissues are bones and muscles and regulates metabolism


Stimulates mammary glands

Follicle-stimulating Hormone

Stimulates production of ova and sperm

Luteinizing Hormone

Stimulates ovaries and testes

Thyroid-stimulating hormone

Stimulates thyroid gland

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

Stimulates adrenal cortex to secrete glucocorticoids

Thyroid Gland (what it produces)

Thyroxine, Triiodothyronine, and Calcitonin

Thyroxine and Triiodothyronine

Stimulates metabolism


Reduces blood calcium level

Parathyroid Gland

Produces parathyroid hormone


Produces thymosin