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Can you name the endocrine hormone?

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

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