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What are pituitary cell types hormones, target organs and effects (5)

Corticotrophs->ACTH->Adrenal glands->GC
Thyrotropes->TSH->thyroid->thyroid hormone synthesis
Gonadotropes->FSH/LH->ovary/testis->reproductive function
Somatotrophs->GH->liver, adipose tissue->Growth, metabolism
Lactotrophs->prolactin->Mammary gland->milk production

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Steroidogenesis

Adrenal glands->Adrenaline and NE, aldosterone, cortisol and androgens

Cholesterol->pregnenolone
17 a hydrolxylase--> progesterone/cortisol and androgens: DHEA->testosterone and estrogen