Friday, October 16, 2015

Pituitary Hormones Practice Test

The pituitary gland secretes quite a few hormones that control the activity of other endocrine glands. These hormones are typically referred to by their abbreviations. This practice test features eight hormones secreted by the anterior lobe and two hormones secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland.


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Pituitary Hormones Practice Test

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Hormone that regulates bone and muscle growth and is also called somatotropic hormone

Growth Hormone - GH

Hormone that stimulates uterine contractions and postnatal hemorrhage and milk flow

Oxytocin - OXT

Hormone increases production of melanin and causes darkening of skin

Melanocyte-stimulating hormone - MSH

Hormone stimulates ovulation and secretion of testosterone

Interstitial cell-stimulating hormone - ICSH

Hormone stimulates secretion of estrogen, growth of ova, and production of sperm

Follicle-stimulating hormone - FSH

Hormone helps control blood pressure by reducing water excreted by kidneys

Antidiuretic hormone - ADH

Hormone stimulates and maintains breast milk secretion after childbirth

Lactogenic hormone - LTH

Hormone stimulates growth and secretions of the adrenal cortex

Adrenocorticotropic hormone - ACTH

Hormone stimulates ovulation and secretion of testosterone

Luteinizing Hormone - LH

Hormone stimulates hormone secretion by the thyroid gland

Thyroid-stimulating hormone -TSH

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