Types of Hormones
There are many types of hormones in the human body. However, they all can be divided into three classes. This categorization based on their chemical structure.
Types of Hormones:
- amino acid-derived
- peptide hormones (which includes peptides and proteins).
One of the features of lipid-derived hormones is that they can diffuse across plasma membranes whereas the amino acid-derived and peptide hormones cannot.