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Hormone Summary Table Notes

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Site of production

Hormone

Major actions

Hypothalamus

Oxytocin

Elicit milk let down. Increase uterine contractions.

Anti-diuretic hormone (ADH)

Reabsorption of water in kidneys.

Hypothalamic hormones.

Secretion of anterior pituitary hormones.

Stimulatory: TRH, GnRH, GHRH, CRH and PRL-RH. Inhibitory: somatostatin, GnIH and dopamine. Anterior pituitary

Growth hormone (GH)

Growth via IGF-1 secretion.

Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)

Secretion of thyroid hormones.

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)

Secretion of glucocorticoids and androgens.

Prolactin (PRL)

Production of milk

Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)

Production and maturation of spermatozoa and oocytes.

Luteinising hormone (LH)

Secretion of sex hormones. Ovulation.

Posterior pituitary

Oxytocin

Elicit milk let down. Increase uterine contractions.

Pineal gland

ADH

Reabsorption of water in kidneys.

Melatonin

Sleep.

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