A 46-year-old member asked:
what exactly is a hormone?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
BIG question!: Hi. In general terms, a hormone is a substance made in one place in the body and active at other places (the target tissues). Hormones bind specific receptors in target tissues and modify cell/tissue function. Hormones come in 4 broad categories: peptides/proteins, steroids, biogenic amines, and fatty acid metabolites. I've got monster textbooks that try to answer that question! :-)
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Which hormones are secreted by the anterior pituitary?
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Internal Medicine 17 years experience
6 major ones: The anterior pituitary secretes 6 major hormones: 1. Adrenocorticotropic hormone (acth) which tells the adrenal gland to secrete glucocorticoids (a steroid hormone), 2. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) for the thyroid, 3. Follice-stimulating hormone (fsh) , 4. Luteinizing hormone (lh) both directed at the ovaries/testes, 5. Growth hormone (gh), & 6. Prolactin (prl) for the ovaries & breasts.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
What happens if the pituitary produces too much or too little hormone?
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Dr. Justin Fuehreranswered
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
It depends: It depends on which hormone we are discussing. Effects ranging from gigantism/dwarfism, to inability to get pregnant are possibilities. So, it is difficult to say without knowing specifically which hormone we are concerned with. The six hormones produced by the pituitary are: fsh, LH (control sex hormones), gh (growth), TSH (thyroid), acth (adrenal), and prolactin (milk).
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A 38-year-old member asked:
What are the important hormones secreted by pituitary glands?
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Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
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A 37-year-old member asked:
What is the most effective pro-hormone on the market?
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Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Pregnenolone or DHEA: I assume by pro-hormone that you mean a supplement the body would use to make hormones? If that is the case dhea or 7-keto dhea are utilized to make the male and female hormones. Then also pregnenolone which is converted into dhea and then the other hormones including pregesterone. Be careful - high doses can lead to trouble - your levels need to be monitored with a knowledgeable physician!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
What exactly is hormone replacemet therapy?
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Endocrinology 13 years experience
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