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Specific medical term for posterior lobe

Neurohypophysis

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Abbreviation of growth hormone

GH

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Abbreviation of Thyroid stimulating hormone

TSH

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Abbreviation of Adrenocorticotropic

ACTH

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Abbreviation of follicle stimulating hormone

FSH

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Abbreviation of luteinizing hormone

LH

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Abbreviation of Prolactin

PRL

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Abbreviation of melanocyte stimulating hormone

MSH

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Target organ of GH

Bone and muscle

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Target organ of TSH

Thyroid gland

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Target organ of ACTH

Adrenal glands

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Target organ of FSH

Gonads

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Target organ of LH

Gonads

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Target organ of PRL

Breast, mammary gland

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Target organ of MSH

Skin

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Action of GH

Promotes growth of all bone and tissue

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Action of TSH

Stimulates thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones that regulates metabolism

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Action of ACTH

Stimulates adrenal cortex to produce cortical hormones (corticosteroids); aids in protecting body in stress situations

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Action of FSH

Stimulates and secretes hormones that develop follicles (eggs) in females and develops sperm cells in males

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Action of LH

Stimulates ovulation in females and development of testosterone on males

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Action of PRL

Stimulates milk production

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Action of MSH

Controls pigmentation of skin

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Abbreviation of antidiuretic hormone

ADH

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Abbreviation of oxytocin

OX and OXT

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Target organ of ADH

Kidneys

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Target organ of OX/OXT

Breast and uterus

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Action of ADH

Reduces water excretion by the kidneys by reabsorbing water

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Action of OX/OXT

Stimulates uterine contractions and triggers milk ejection during nursing

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Action of Poticin

Induces manual labor

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Specific medical term for anterior lobe

Adenohypophysis