Hormones of┬áthe Body
There are a significant number of hormones of the body, all which hold a very special role assigned to in the body.
List of hormones in the body and their primary function
Stimulation of the thyroid gland results in the synthesis of T3 & T4 hormones
Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH)
Stimulation of the adrenal gland cortex secretes glucose and mineral corticoids
Growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH)
Stimulation produces growth hormone
Growth hormone inhibitory hormone (GHIH) (somatostatin)
This hormone inhibits the release of growth hormone, TSH and insulin
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is also referred to as luteinising hormone releasing hormone.
Controls the release of FSH and LH
Dopamine or prolactin-inhibiting factor (PIF)
Inhibition of prolactin secretion.
Growth is stimulated by the anterior pituitary┬ágland
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
This hormone releases T3 & T4
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
Stimulates adrenal cortex to produce
Stimulates milk formation
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
Stimulation results in the production of sperms in male and Ova in females.
Luteinizing hormone (LH)
Forms the ova in females & produces testosterone
Limits the water expulsion by the kidney. Constricts blood vessels and produces a rise in blood pressure
Affects women who are pregnant with the onset of contractions when the baby is ready to be delivered. Mood enhancer often called the Love Hormone
Stimulates the production of melanin in the skin which acts as a buffer against UV damage and causes skin pigmentation.
Thyroid Gland – Endocrine Gland
Thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3)
Regulation of body metabolism and┬átemperature
Calcitonin (Vitamin D)
Reduction of blood calcium, deposition in bone, decrease in intestinal absorption and expulsion by the kidney.
Increases blood sugar levels and suppress immune system
Helps absorb glucose from blood to tissue and also release from liver
Glucagon (╬▒ cells)
Helps absorb glucose into liver to form glycogen
When insulin and glucagon levels are at higher levels than normal, the secretion of somatostatin maintains glucose and salt┬ábalance in the blood.
Builds muscles, give muscle character and also stimulate formation of sperms
Development of female reproductive system.
Menstruation, Aids zygote implantation, Lactation & sexual drive
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)
Helps maintain blood volume and there by blood pressure
Rises Blood calcium levels kidney/nephron
Stimulates formation of red blood cells.
balance of water, sodium, potassium and fat in body
To secrete gastric juice
Water levels and water balance in body
Stimulates fat and protein digestion in the intestine.
Regulates energy balance. Inhibits hunger if needed
Stimulates hunger Gastro intestine