define hormone?name the various hormones secreted by pictuitary gland

Asked by ankitmadan | 8th Jun, 2008, 03:31: PM

Expert Answer:

Hormone is a chemical substance that is released by endocrine glands in one part of the body, travels through the blood, and affects that function of cells elsewhere in the body.

Hormones of the  anterior lobe of pituitary gland:

  1. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  2. Gonadotropins
    • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
    • Luteinizing Hormone (LH
  3. Prolactin (PRL)
  4. Growth Hormone (GH)
  5. ACTH
  6. Alpha Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone (α-MSH)

Hormones of the posterior lobe of pituitary

  • Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH)
  • Oxytocin

Answered by  | 9th Jun, 2008, 07:34: PM

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