Hormones

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jhl2011
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Hormones
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2012-12-11 13:30:34
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hormones psychology neural basis behavior
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Hormones and their functions in the human body
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  1. melatonin
    • produced in pinal gland
    • regulates sleep rhythms
  2. neurotransmitter-like hormones
    • produced by hypothalmus
    • affect pituitary gland, regluate the release of pituitary hormone
  3. thyroid-stimulating hormone
    • produced by anterior pituitary gland
    • stimulates the thyroid gland
  4. luteinizing hormone
    • produced in anterior pituitary gland
    • promotes production of progesterone/testosterone
  5. ACTH
    • produced by anterior pituitary gland
    • promotes adrenal gland secretion
  6. prolactin
    • produced by anterior pituitary gland
    • increases milk production
  7. ß-endorphin
    • produced by anterior pituitary gland
    • reduces pain ("runner's high")
  8. oxytosin
    • produced by posterior pituitary gland
    • milk relese
    • uterine contractions
    • parental behavior
  9. vasopressin
    • produced by posterior pituitary gland
    • constricts blood vessels
  10. thyroxine
    • produced by thyroid gland
    • increases metabolic rate, growth, maturation
  11. parathyroid hormone
    • produced by parathyroid
    • increases blood calcium
    • decreses potassium
  12. aldosterone
    • produced by adrenal cortex
    • regulates salt conservation by kidneys
  13. cortisol, corticosterone
    • produced by adrenal cortex
    • stimulates the metabolism of proteins and fats
  14. epinephrine, norepinephrine
    • produced by adrenal medulla
    • similar to effects of sympathetic nervous system
  15. insulin
    • produced in pancreas
    • increases entry of glucose into cells
  16. glucagon
    • produced in pancreas
    • increaeses fat conversion of stored fats into blood glucose

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