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Posterior pituitary

Peptides secreted from the nerve endings of magnocellular neurosecretory cells in the supraoptic nucleus and paraventricular nucleus

  • Oxytocin [r]: A mammalian hormone that is secreted into the bloodstream from the posterior pituitary gland, and which is also released into the brain where it has effects on social behaviors. [e]
  • Vasopressin [r]: A hormone also called (arginine vasopressin, (AVP); formerly known as antidiuretic hormone, ADH), produced in the hypothalamus secreted from the posterior pituitary that causes kidneys to concentrate urine to conserve water, also causes vasoconstriction. [e]

Anterior Pituitary

Peptide hormones synthesised in cells of the anterior pituitary gland.

Intermediate Lobe of pituitary gland

Peptide hormones synthesised in cells of the intermediate lobe of the pituitary gland.

Thyroid

Parathyroid gland

Hypothalamus

Peptide releasing factors, secreted from neuroendocrine neurons into the hypothalamo-hypophysial portal vessels from the nerve endings of neurosecretory neurons.

Also

Gonads

Steroid hormones produced by the testes or ovary

  • Estrogen [r]: A type or class of sex steroid hormone with an eighteen carbon atom base structure. [e]
  • Progesterone [r]: A progestan steroid hormone vital to pregnancy and a precursor for some androgen and estrogen steroids. [e]
  • Testosterone [r]: A steroid hormone, principal male sex hormone, and an anabolic steroid from the androgen group. [e]

Adrenals

Steroids produced by the adrenal cortex

Catecholamines produced by chroafin cells of the adrenal medulla

Adipocytes

Gastrointestinal Tract

Kidney

  • Erythropoietin [r]: A protein hormone produced by the kidneys in response to hypoxia; it is essential for normal development and maturation of red blood cells (RBC). [e]

Liver

Heart and circulatory system

Reproductive issues

Pineal

  • Melatonin [r]: Indolamine hormone, produced in the pineal gland, secreted during darkness. [e]