types of glands and their hormones

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  • glands and their hormones
    • adrenal gland
      • adrenalin
        • prepares body for flight or fight response
    • pancreas
      • insulin
        • promotes uptake of glucose by cells
          • lowers blood sugar levels
      • glucagon
        • raises blood sugar levels
          • converts glycogen in muscles into glucose in the liver
    • thyroid
      • thyroxine
        • regulates cell metabolism
      • calcitonin
        • regulates calcium absorption and use
    • pituitary
      • somatrophin
        • promotes bone growth
      • prolactin
        • initiates production of breast milk
      • LH
      • FSH
        • controlling menstrual cycle
          • LH
      • oxytocin
        • initiates contractions of uterus
      • ADH
        • triggers uptake of water from urine in kidney

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