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Causes thyroid gland cells to secrete T3 and T4; stimulates thyroid growth
WOMEN: initiates growth of ovarian follicles each month and stimulates ovulation; MEN: stimulates sperm production
WOMEN: regulates estrogen secretion and ovum development; MEN: testosterone production
Affects size of an individual by promoting cell division, protein synthesis, and bone growth
Stimulates adrenal cortex to secrete cortisol
Promotes water retention, in high concentrations is also a vasoconstrictor; both of these effects raise the blood pressure
Signals the pituitary gland to release TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)
Stimulates the anterior pituitary to secrete FSH and LH
Signals the release of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary
Signals the release of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) from the pituitary
Targets the brain to control circadian rhythms
Regulates metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells
Keeps the bone in
Increases blood levels of calcium (stimulates breakdown of bone)
Hormone produced by the pancreas that is released when stimulated by elevated glucose levels.
The antagonist of insulin. Its release is stimulated by low blood glucose levels.
activates sympathetic nervous system by making the heart beat faster, stopping digestion, enlarging pupils, sending sugar into the bloodstream
chemical which is excitatory, similar to adrenaline, and affects arousal and memory; raises blood pressure by causing blood vessels to become constricted
salt-retaining hormone; Na+ retention promotes water retention, which promotes a higher blood volume and pressure
Secreted from the adrenal cortex, aids the body during stress by increasing glucose levels and suppressing immune system function
Develops and maintains female secondary sex characteristics, important roles in menstruation and pregnancy
Works with estrogen to control the menstrual cycle. Also secreted to prepare uterus for pregnancy
Promotes the maturation of the reproductive system, development of the male secondary sex characteristics
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