Anterior pituitary

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1. _________ stimulates the adrenal cortex to release corticosteroid hormones, eg glucocorticoids that help the body release stressors

  • Folicle stimulating hormone
  • Growth hormone
  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone
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2. All anterior pituitary hormones except __________ affect their target cells via cyclic AMP second messenger system

  • Growth hormone
  • Prolactin
  • Thyroid stimulation hormone

3. Adrenocorticotropic hormone is secreted by the ___________

  • Supraoptic nucleus
  • Paraventricular nucleus
  • Corticotropic cells
  • Somatrotropic cells

4. Growth hormone releasing hormone releases growth hormone, whilst ___________________ inhibits its release

  • Growth hormone inhibiting hormone
  • Prolactin

5. Corticotropin releasing hormone causes the release of adrenocorticotropic hormone

  • True
  • False


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