Hypothalamus is a super master endocrine


Hypothalamus is a super master endocrine gland. Elaborate.


Hypothalamus is a super master endocrine gland as it secretes hormones that regulate the synthesis and secretion of the pituitary gland which is the master gland. It is connected to the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland by hypo physical portal veins. The hormones which are secreted by hypothalamus are:

1. Adrenocorticoicotropic releasing hormone (ARH) or corticotrophin

2. Growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH)

3. Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH)

4. Growth hormone inhibitory hormone (GHIH)

5. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)

6. Prolactin inhibitory hormone (PIH)

7. Prolactinrelasing hormone (PRH

8. MSH releasing hormone (MSHRH)

9. MSH Inhibitory hormone (MSHIH)

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