List of Hormones in Human Body

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Hormones are the chemical messengers which are produced and released by specified cells or glands called (endocrine glands) into the blood stream. These are then carried by blood into target tissues where they show their effect. They regulate most of the body physiological reactions and functions. They bring changes in the cell functionality by altering genetic activity and regulating protein formation inside the cell. These hormones if deficient or if their secretion is excess, they can have deleterious effect on the body health and physiology.

The table below  has all the list of hormones in the body:

Gland/TissueHormones
HypothalamusThyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH)
Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH)
Growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH)
Growth hormone inhibitory hormone (GHIH) (somatostatin)
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)
Dopamine or prolactin-inhibiting factor (PIF)
Anterior pituitaryGrowth hormone
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
Prolactin
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
Luteinizing hormone (LH)
Posterior pituitaryAntidiuretic hormone (ADH) (also called)
Oxytocin
ThyroidThyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3)
Calcitonin
Adrenal cortexCortisol
Aldosterone
Adrenal medullaNorepinephrine, epinephrine
PancreasInsulin (β cells)
Glucagon (α cells)
ParathyroidParathyroid hormone (PTH)
TestesTestosterone
OvariesEstrogens
Progesterone
PlacentaHuman chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)
Human somatomammotropin
Estrogens
Progesterone
KidneyRenin
1,25-Dihydroxycholecalciferol
Erythropoietin
HeartAtrial natriuretic peptide (ANP)
StomachGastrin
Small intestineSecretin
Cholecystokinin (CCK)
AdipocytesLeptin
For a comprehensive understanding of origin of hormones and their function in the body refer to the article TYPES OF GLANDS & THEIR FUNCTION.

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