__, which is secreted by the anterior pituitary, stimultes growth through tropic and nontropic effects. A major target, the liver, responds to __ by releasing __, which circulte in the blood and directly stimulate bone and cartilage growth.
- In the absence of __, teh skeleton of an immature animal stops growing. __ also exerts diverse metabolic effects thta tend ot raise blood glucose levels, thus opposing the effects of insulin.
- growth hormone (GH) x2
- insulin- like growth factors (IGFs)
- GH x2