Endocrinology - the hormones

Endocrinology - the hormones - the breast Pituitary Gland...

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Endocrinology  Hormones and the Endocrine System Consider the following hormones and their role in the workings of the endocrine system: Where the  Hormone is  Produced Hormone(s) Secreted Hormone Function Adrenal Glands Aldosterone Regulates salt and water balance Adrenal Glands Corticosteroid Controls key functions in the body; acts as an  anti-inflammatory; maintains blood sugar levels,  blood pressure, and muscle strength; regulates  salt and water balance Pituitary Gland Antidiuretic hormone  (vasopressin) Affects water retention in kidneys; controls blood  pressure Pituitary Gland Corticotropin Controls production and secretion of adrenal  cortex hormones Pituitary Gland Growth hormone Affects growth and development; stimulates  protein production Pituitary Gland Luteinizing hormone (LH)  and follicle-stimulating  hormone (FSH) Controls reproductive functioning and sexual  characteristics Pituitary Gland Oxytocin Stimulates contraction of uterus and milk ducts in 
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Unformatted text preview: the breast Pituitary Gland Prolactin Initiates and maintains milk production in breasts Pituitary Gland Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) Stimulates the production and secretion of thyroid hormones Kidneys Renin and Angiotensin Controls blood pressure Kidneys Erythropoietin Affects red blood cell (RBC) production Pancreas Glucagon Raises blood sugar levels Pancreas Insulin Lowers blood sugar levels; stimulates metabolism of glucose, protein, and fat Ovaries Estrogen Affects development of female sexual characteristics and reproductive development Ovaries Progesterone Stimulates the lining of the uterus for fertilization; prepares the breasts for milk production Parathyroid Glands Parathyroid hormone Affects bone formation and excretion of calcium and phosphorus Thyroid Gland Thyroid hormone Affects growth, maturation, and metabolism...
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