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Can you name the endocrine hormone?

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GlandHormoneFunction
Pancreas/Islets of LangerhansIncreases blood glucose
ThymusStimulates development of white blood cels
ThymusStimulates development of white blood cells
Adrenal CortexDevelopment of sexual characteristics
OvariesCyclic changes of the uterus
PlacentaStimulates maturation of breast tissue for lactation
Pineal GlandRegulates biological cycles, eg Circadian rhythm
Pituitary - AdenohypophysisCauses cells to increase in size and divide
Pancreas/Islets of LangerhansDecreases blood glucose
Pituitary - AdenohypophysisStimulates adrenal cortex to release corticosteroids
ThyroidIncreases BMR and heat production
TestesStimulates male secondary sexual characteristics
PlacentaCauses pelvic ligaments and pubic symphasis to relax and widen
Pituitary - NeurohypophysisStimulates milk ejection and uterine contractions
Adrenal MedullaStimulates sympathetic nervous system, fight or flight
Pituitary - AdenohypophysisStimulates gamete production
GlandHormoneFunction
Pituitary - AdenohypophysisPromotes lactation
OvariesStimulates female secondary sexual characteristics
Pituitary - AdenohypophysisAppetite control
Pituitary - NeurohypophysisStimulates water reabsorption in kidney tubules
PlacentaIncreases maternal metabolism; mother in positive calcium balance
PlacentaStimulates corpus luteum to secrete estrogen and progesterone
ThyroidLowers blood calcium levels
Adrenal CortexResist stressors; influence energy metabolism
Pituitary - AdenohypophysisHypothesized to control testosterone production; identical to LH
Adrenal CortexReduces sodium excretion; increases blood sodium concentration
Pancreas/Islets of LangerhansInhibits insulin and glucagon production
Adrenal MedullaStimulates sympathetic nervous system, fight or flight
ParathyroidIncreases blood calcium levels
Pituitary - AdenohypophysisStimulates thyroid gland to produce Thyroid Hormone
Pituitary - AdenohypophysisPromotes production of gonadal hormones

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