Endocrine hormones

Learn about the role and function of endocrine hormones in the body. Explore the different types of hormones and how they impact various bodily processes. Take control of your health by understanding the intricate workings of endocrine hormones.
Anterior Pituitary, Mcat, Endocrine System, Growth Hormone, Anatomy And Physiology, Glossary, Pathology, Flashcards, Hormones

Growth Hormone Physiology Please see separate tutorial for Growth Hormone Pathologies. Overview Secretion: Growth hormone, aka, somatotropin. (somatotrophin) is secreted by anterior pituitary cells called somatotrophs. Growth hormone secretion is pulsatile, and is highest during sleep. Growth hormone levels vary throughout life; they begin to fall after adolescence. Negative feedback loops regulate growth hormone secretion. Somatotrophs make up more than half of the anterior pituitary, and…

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