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Endocrine System: The Hypothalamic–Pituitary Axis 1. The anterior pituitary is composed of __________ tissue.  Name the six classic hormones whose  functions are well known. a. b. c. d. e. f. 2. TRH, GNRH, CRH etc. are known as ____________ hypothalamic hormones which regulate the function  of the _________ pituitary.  These hormones are released into capillary beds and carried directly to the  pituitary by the __________ ________  ________ located in the __________________. 3. _____________ and ________________, the posterior pituitary hormones are synthesized in the  ____________ and _______________ nuclei of the hypothalamus.  They are stored in the axon terminals  located in the __________ pituitary.  Similar to neurotransmitters, an ________ ________ in the neuron  causes their release. 4. In negative feedback, the target hormone feeds back to alter the release of the anterior or hypothalamic  hormones thus (increasing or decreasing) its own release.
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