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Unformatted text preview: Stimulates the development of mammary glands and milk production Growth hormone (GH or somatotropin) Stimulates cell growth and replication through release of somatomedins or IGF Growth-hormone releasing hormone (GH-RH) Growth-hormone inhibiting hormone (GH-IH) Melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH) May be secreted by the pars intermedia during fetal development, early childhood, pregnancy or certain diseases Stimulates melanocytes to produce melanin The posterior lobe of the pituitary gland (neurohypophysis) Contains axons of hypothalamic nerves neurons of the supraoptic nucleus manufacture antidiuretic hormone (ADH) Decreases the amount of water lost at the kidneys Elevates blood pressure The posterior lobe of the pituitary gland (neurohypophysis) Neurons of the paraventricular nucleus manufacture oxytocin Stimulates contractile cells in mammary glands Stimulates smooth muscle cells in uterus...
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