Growth Hormone; Production, Functions and Control

In this article, we discuss growth hormone under the following headings, Chemical Nature, Functions, Control, deficiency and excess. Overview Human growth hormone (hGH, somatropin) is a polypeptide hormone synthesized and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. It plays important metabolic roles which include stimulation of cellular uptake of amino acids and protein synthesis. Among the many […]

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List and state briefly the functions of the anterior pituitary hormones

ANTERIOR PITUITARY HORMONES In contrast to the posterior pituitary that releases hormones manufactured by the hypothalamus, the anterior pituitary manufactures the hormones it releases into blood. Different cell types within the anterior pituitary secrete six known peptide hormones. The table below shows the hormones and the cell types that secrete them HORMONE CELL TYPE 1. […]

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