Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 34 - Self-Quiz - Page 601: 3


antidiuretic hormone -- c. oxytocin -- b. luteinizing hormone -- a. growth hormone -- d.

Work Step by Step

Antidiuretic hormone acts on the kidneys to help the body retain water. Oxytocin acts on the mammary glands to move milk into the secretory ducts and on the uterus to cause contractions necessary for childbirth. Luteinizing hormone causes the hormone progesterone to be secreted, stimulates ovulation, and signals the formation of the corpus luteum in women. In men, this hormone causes testosterone to be secreted and stimulates the release of sperm. Growth hormone acts on nearly all cells in the body. It stimulates protein synthesis, discourages the storage of fat, and causes production of tissues such as bones and cartilage.
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