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Functions of Anterior Pituitary Hormones

Functions of Anterior Pituitary Hormones

Functions of Anterior Pituitary Hormones Growth Hormone (GH) Action: growth of skeletal muscles and long bones; maintains size Target:  bone and muscle Prolactin (PRL) Action: Stimulates and maintains milk production following childbirth Target:  mammary tissue Function in males is unknown Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) Action: Regulates endocrine activity of the adrenal cortex Target:  Cells of adrenal […]

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Pituitary Gland and hormones of Anterior Pituitary Gland

Pituitary Gland and hormones of Anterior Pituitary Gland

Pituitary Gland and hormones of Anterior Pituitary Gland Pituitary Gland In vertebrate anatomy the pituitary gland, or hypophysis, is an endocrine gland about the size of a pea and weighing 0.5 g (0.02 oz.) in humans. It is not a part of the brain. It is a protrusion off the bottom of the hypothalamus at […]

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