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Growth releasing hormone ghrh

Increase GH release

Hypothalamus gland two pituitary gland

Growth inhibiting hormone g h i h

Decrease GH release

Hypothalamus gland

Thyrotropic releasing hormone trh

Increase TSH release

Hypothalamus gland

Corticotropin-releasing hormone

Increase ACTH release

Gland hypothalamus Target anterior pituitary

Gonadotropin releasing hormone

Increase GTH release

Hypothalamus gland Target anterior pituitary


Start contractions in a positive feedback

Posterior pituitary the target uterus

Antidiuretic hormone ADH

Decrease water loss increase blood volume

Posterior pituitary to the kidneys

Growth hormone or sth AKA somatropin

Increase bone and muscle length

Anterior pituitary to Bone and skeletal muscle

Prolactin PRL

Milk production works with LH

Anterior pituitary to the breasts

Gonadotropins GTH

Sex steroid production and sperm and egg nutrition

Anterior pituitary to the testes or ovaries

Thyroid stimulating hormone TSH

Stimulates the thyroid gland

Anterior pituitary to the thyroid gland

Adrenocorticotropic ACTH

Stimulates corticosteroid release

Anterior pituitary to the adrenal cortex

Thyroid hormone T3 and T4

Resting metabolism

The thyroid gland to almost every cell in the body


Decrease blood CA 2 +

Thyroid gland inhibits osteoclast CA 2 + 2 Bone deposit

Parathyroid hormone pth

Increases blood ca2 levels

Parathyroid 2 stimulate osteoclast ca2 absorption kidneys and intestines

Epinephrine and norepinephrine e and n e

Increase metabolism fight or flight flight mechanism blood to skeletal muscles sweat decrease smooth muscleBoth epinephrine and norepinephrine can affect your heart, blood sugar levels, and blood vessels. However, norepinephrine can also make your blood vessels become narrower, increasing blood pressure epinephrine is known as adrenaline

Adrenal medulla 2 blood pressure Skin sweat glands


Increase sugar uptake storage decrease fat breakdown

Pancreas to liver and skeletal muscles and fat


Increase blood sugar

Pancreas to liver glycogen breakdown

Mineralocorticoids AKA aldosterone

Increase blood na + water retention increased BP

Adrenal cortex to the kidneys

Glucocorticoids AKA cortisol

Increase blood sugar vasoconstriction increase blood pressure

Adrenal cortex to adipose tissues and blood vessels


Puberty onset

Adrenal cortex to the reproductive organ


T lymphocyte activation

Thymus to the immune cells

Estrogen progesterone

Mature gamete production

Ovary to the uterus or brain


Maturation gametes production

Testes to the testicles brain muscles