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Are there particular hormones produced and/or controlled by the posterior pituitary or hypothalamus?

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Dr. Daniel Elskens
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Posterior pituitary

The posterior pituitary, or neurohypophysis, does not produce hormones, but stores and releases antidiuretic hormone and oxytocin, which is produced by the hypothalamus.

In brief: Posterior pituitary

The posterior pituitary, or neurohypophysis, does not produce hormones, but stores and releases antidiuretic hormone and oxytocin, which is produced by the hypothalamus.
Dr. Daniel Elskens
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Dr. Michael Sokol
Internal Medicine
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In brief: ADH (vasopressin) & Oxytocin

Two primary hormones released from the posterior pituitary gland: vasopressin (ADH) works primarily at the level of the kidney and blocks solute-free water loss.
This hormone is released in response to thirst, excess sodium in the body, and fluid volume loss. Oxytocin is released in response to nipple stimulation or emotional factors to assist in the release of breast milk during feeding.

In brief: ADH (vasopressin) & Oxytocin

Two primary hormones released from the posterior pituitary gland: vasopressin (ADH) works primarily at the level of the kidney and blocks solute-free water loss.
This hormone is released in response to thirst, excess sodium in the body, and fluid volume loss. Oxytocin is released in response to nipple stimulation or emotional factors to assist in the release of breast milk during feeding.
Dr. Michael Sokol
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