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PITUITARY GLAND FUNCTION

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)
  • Prolactin
  • 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:

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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Pituitary Gland Hormones
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The Pituitary Gland aka Master Gland is responsible for sending out some of the following Hormones: Growth hormone (GH) Puberty hormones (or gonadotropins) Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH, stimulates the thyroid gland to make Thyroxine) Prolactin Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH, controls cortisol release) anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) The above Pituitary Gland Hormone each play a sufficient function.
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