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Unformatted text preview: of Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) cause the release of TSH-releasing hormone from the hypothalamus, which in turn causes the release of TSH from the anterior pituitary. TSH travels to the thyroid where it promotes production of thyroid hormones, which in turn regulate metabolic rates and body temperatures. Gonadotropins and prolactin are also secreted by the anterior pituitary. Gonadotropins (which include follicle-stimulating hormone, FSH , and luteinizing hormone, LH ) affect the gonads by stimulating gamete formation and production of sex hormones . Prolactin is secreted near the end of pregnancy and prepares the breasts for milk production. ....
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