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Hormone_Chart - 1 DIRECT STIMULUS FOR RELEASE Action...

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DIRECT STIMULUS FOR RELEASE GLAND HORMONE * = nonpolar TARGET(S) and OVERALL EFFECT(S) Action potentials from hypothalamus Posterior Pituitary ADH (antidiuretic hormone) Stimulates the kidneys to retain water Action potentials from hypothalamus Posterior Pituitary Oxytocin Stimulates the uterus to contract (labor) and release of milk from mammary glands Hormone from hypothalamus Anterior Pituitary ACTH (adrenocorticotropin hormone) Stimulates the adrenal gland to release cortisol Hormone from hypothalamus Anterior Pituitary TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) Stimulates the thyroid gland to release thyroid hormones Hormone from hypothalamus Anterior Pituitary Prolactin Stimulates mammary glands to produce milk (i.e. lact ation) Hormone from hypothalamus Anterior Pituitary Growth hormone Stimulates protein synthesis and cell division in many cells in the body, especially cartilage in epiphyseal plates Hormone from hypothalamus Anterior Pituitary FSH (follicle stimulating hormone)
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