Nursing Pharmacology Chapter 32:  Hypothalamic and Pituitary Hormones

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Pituitary and Hypothalamic Hormones

Pituitary Hormone

Hypophysiotropic Hormone

Thyrotropin (TSH)

  • Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) -- tripeptide

Adrenocorticotropin (ACTH)

  • Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) -- 41 amino acids

  • Vasopressin (AVP); and other peptides

Luteinizing hormone (LH)

  • Leutinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) -- decapeptide

Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)

  • LHRH -- decapeptide

Growth hormone (GH)

  • Growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) -- 44 amino acids

  • Growth hormone release-inhibiting hormone (somatostatin, GIH) -- 14 amino acids; somatostatin: also inhibits TRH-stimulated TSH release

Prolactin

  • Prolactin release-inhibiting factor (PIF) -- dopamine

  • Prolactin-releasing factor (PRL) -- peptide; TRH stimulates prolactin release

adapted from Table 328-1: Biller, Beverly, M. K. and Daniels, Gilbert, H. Neuroendocrine Regulation and Diseases of the Anterior Pituitary and Hypothalamus, In Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 14th edition, (Isselbacher, K.J., Braunwald, E., Wilson, J.D., Martin, J.B., Fauci, A.S. and Kasper, D.L., eds) McGraw-Hill, Inc (Health Professions Division), 1998, p. 197

 

 

 

Reference: Fitzgerald, P.A. and Klonoff, D.C. Hypothalamic and Pituitary Hormones, in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, (Katzung, B. G., ed) Appleton-Lange, 1998, pp 603-618.

Reference: Biller, Beverly M. K. and Daniels, Gilbert, H. Neuroendocrine Regulation and Diseases of the Anterior Pituitary and Hypothalamus, In Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 14th edition, (Isselbacher, K.J., Braunwald, E., Wilson, J.D., Martin, J.B., Fauci, A.S. and Kasper, D.L., eds) McGraw-Hill, Inc (Health Professions Division), 1998, pp 1972-1998

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