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Unformatted text preview: immune system to function. The Pineal Body o The pineal body secretes melatonin, which may help regulate the onset of puberty by acting on the hypothalamus. Other Hormones • Hormones secreted by cells in the stomach and intestine help regulate stomach, pancreatic, and liver secretions. • The prostaglandins are hormones that have a local effect, produce numerous effects on the body, and play a role in inflammation. • Erythropoietin from the kidney stimulates erythrocyte production. • The placenta secretes human chorionic gonadotropin, estrogen, and progesterone, which are essential to the maintenance of pregnancy....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10