The PITUITARY GLAND AKA MASTER GLAND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SENDING OUT SOME OF THE FOLLOWING HORMONES
- Puberty hormones (or gonadotropins)
- Growth Hormone
- Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH, stimulates the thyroid gland to make Thyroxine)
- Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone (ACTH, controls cortisol release)
- anti-diuretic hormone (ADH)
PITUITARY GLAND HORMONES
Growth hormone (GH):
Growth Hormone is essential in early years for growth in children and to maintain a healthy body composition.
In adults, Growth Hormone helps to promote healthy bone, muscle mass and affects distribution of fat.
Puberty hormones (LH, FSH):
Luteinizing hormone (LH): LH works with FSH to ensure normal functioning of the ovaries and testes.
Prolactin: Prolactin stimulates breast milk production.
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH):
TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to produce hormones.
Prolactin stimulates breast milk production
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH):
ACTH stimulates the adrenal glands to produce hormones. The most important hormone the ACTH stimulates is Cortisol.
Anti-diuretic hormone (ADH):
The ADH hormone signals the kidneys to increase water absorption in the blood.
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