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Introductory endocrine system quiz


The following table draws connections between the releasing hormones secreted by the hypothalamus to the hormones secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and tells us the ultimate effect on the body. Let's use the drop down menus to fill in the blanks below.
Releasing hormonePituitary hormoneEffect
Growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH)right arrow
right arrowTargets the liver, bone and muscles to stimulate body growth and increase metabolic rate
right arrowTSHright arrowTargets the thyroid gland to secrete T3 and T4
Corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH)right arrow
right arrowTargets the adrenal gland to produce glucocorticoids which regulate metabolism and the stress response
Prolactin releasing hormone (PRH)right arrow
right arrowTargets the mammary glands to secrete milk
right arrowFSHright arrowTargets the reproductive system to produce sperm (in males) and eggs (in females)
right arrowLHright arrowTargets the ovaries to produce estrogen and progesterone and the testes to produce testosterone