Hormone Action

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Hormone Action
Hypothalamus
controls secretion of hormones of anterior pituitary and releases oxytocin and antidiuretic hormone
Anterior Pituitary Gland
stimulates synthesis and secretion of thyroxine, release of hormones from the adrenal cortex, secretion of sex hormones from ovaries and testes, stimulates growth and maturation of eggs in females and sperm production in males
Adrenal Glands
consist of the medulla (inner) and the cortex (outer). The medulla secretes epinephrine and norepinephrine. The cortex produces and secretes corticosteroid hormones.
Testes
releases androgens, stimulates sperm production and development and maintenance of male sexual behavior and secondary male sexual characteristics
Ovaries
secrete estrogens and progesterone, sustains pregnancy and stimulates the development and maintenance of female characteristics and sexual behavior.
Pancreas
(serves as both an exocrine and endocrine gland) secretes peptide hormones insulin and glucagon into the blood stream.
Thyroid Gland
secretes thyroxine, triiodothyronine, and calcitonin, and controls metabolic rate and blood calcium levels
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