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Pituitary Hormone Functions Follicle-stimulating hormone Stimulates egg maturation in the ovary and release of sex hormones. Lutenizing hormone Stimulates maturation of egg and of the corpus luteum surrounding the
egg, which affects female sex hormones and the menstrual cycle. Thyroid-stimulating hormone Stimulates the thyroid to release thyroxine. Adrenocorticotropic hormone Causes the adrenal gland to release cortisol. Melanocyte-stimulating hormone Stimulates synthesis of sk...
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