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Growth Hormone RH (gh-RH)

Releases GH from anterior pituitary

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Thyrotropin RH (TRH)

Releases TSH from anterior pituitary

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Corticotropin RH (CRH)

Releases ACTH from anterior pituitary

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Gonadotropin RH (GnRH)

Releases fsh and lh from anterior pituitary

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Thyroid stimulating H ( TSH)

Increases thyroxine from thyroid gland

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Growth hormone - (GH)

Increases growth in most tissue

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Adrenocorticotropic H (ACTH)

Increases cortisol from adrenal cortex

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Luteinizing H ( LH)

Stimulates ovary or testis

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Follicle-stimulating H (FSH)

Stimulates ovary or testis

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Oxytocin (OT)

Milk ejection by breasts, or contraction of uterus.

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Thyroxine (Thyroid H; TH)

Increases metabolic rate of most cells

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Calcitonin

Lowers blood calcium levels by inhibiting osteoclasts

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Parathyroid hormone

Raises blood calcium levels via action on bone, kidney, and small intestine.

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Epinephrine

Enhances sympathetic response in organs with sympathetic receptors.

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Norepinephrine (NE)

Enhances sympathetic response in organs with sympathetic receptors

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Cortisol

Increases protein and fat breakdown in most tissues, increases stress response

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Insulin

Lowers blood glucose by allowing it to enter most cells.

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Estrogen

Promotes reproductive capability of primary and secondary sex organs

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Progesterone

Promotes reproductive capability of breasts and uterus; sustains pregnancy

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Testosterone

Promotes reproductive capability of primary and secondary sex Organs.

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Melatonin

Affects the day/night cycle (and reproductive readiness in some mammals and birds)

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Thymosin

Development of immune system