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Pituitary Gland

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

Female- acts on ovary to cause growth and maturation of ovarian follicles

Male- interstitial cell stimulating hormone (ICSH) stimulates sperm production

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Thyroid Gland

Thyroxine is secreted by thyroid in 2 forms: T3 and T4

Calcitonin - stimulated by hypercalcaemia

3

Parathyroid Gland

Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)
Important role in calcium balance
Raises plasma calcium
Stimulates reabsorption in kidney tubules

4

Pancreas

Contains clusters of endocrine cells called ISLETS OF LANGERHANS that secrete

Insulin - lowers blood glucose

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Adrenal

Cortex in adrenal - adrogen - emphasises masculine features

Medulla in adrenal - prepares animal for dangerous / stressful situs and increase HR and respiration

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Ovaries

Oestrogen - stimulates female sex characteristics and oestrus behaviour

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Testes

Testosterone- stimulates the development of the male sex characteristics and spermatogenesis