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Hormones of the hypothalamus - names, functions and targets

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What hormones are produced by the hypothalamus, and what do they do?

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This solution lists the names of the hormones released by the hypothalamus. It also contains a brief, easy to read description of what each hormone does and what the target tissue is.

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The hypothalamus is a small organ located in the head that has both endocrine and neural functions. It produces a variety of hormones that serve to regulate many systems of the body. The hormones produced by the hypothalamus are generally releasing or inhibiting factors that act on endocrine target tissues. Below is a list of the hypothalamic secretions and ...

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