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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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- Spring '11
- Nursing, human hormones