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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/Tissue Hormones
Hypothalamus Thyrotropin-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 pituitary Growth hormone
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
Prolactin
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
Luteinizing hormone (LH)
Posterior pituitary Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) (also called)
Oxytocin
Thyroid Thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3)
Calcitonin
Adrenal cortex Cortisol
Aldosterone
Adrenal medulla Norepinephrine, epinephrine
Pancreas Insulin (β cells)
Glucagon (α cells)
Parathyroid Parathyroid hormone (PTH)
Testes Testosterone
Ovaries Estrogens
Progesterone
Placenta Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)
Human somatomammotropin
Estrogens
Progesterone
Kidney Renin
1,25-Dihydroxycholecalciferol
Erythropoietin
Heart Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP)
Stomach Gastrin
Small intestine Secretin
Cholecystokinin (CCK)
Adipocytes Leptin
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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