Hormones - -- stimulated by nursing - stimulates milk...

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Hormones a. Posterior Pituitary - ADH (peptide) -- drop in blood osmolarity releases ADH -- acts on kidney: distal tubule, collecting duct --- increases water reabsorption / NaCl reuptake - Oxytocin (peptide) -- acts on smooth muscle -- milk release from mammary glands -- uterine contractions -- recent study in transgenic mice without oxytocin --- mice were pretty much normal (no nursing) b. Anterior Pituitary - Growth Hormone (GH) (peptide) -- regulates body growth -- increases protein synthesis, fat use, carb. storage -- stimulates bone growth - Prolactin (PL) (peptide) -- stimulates development of mammary glands during preg.
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Unformatted text preview: -- stimulated by nursing - stimulates milk production - Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH) (peptide)-- stimulate production of sperm, testosterone-- stimulate production of egg, estrogen, progesterone- Luteinizing Hormone (LH) (peptide)-- stimulate production of sperm, testosterone-- stimulate production of egg, estrogen, progesterone- Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) (peptide)-- stimulates thyroid gland- Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) (peptide)-- stimulates adrenyl gland- Melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH) (peptide)-- stimulate pigment cells, not clear in humans- Endorphins (peptides)- natural opiates...
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