Oxytocin
Hormones

Oxytocin

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Oxytocin is a hormone secreted by a specific part of the hypothalamus. Oxytocin has an immediate effect on the smooth muscles of the uterus, increasing the duration and power of the contractions.

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Hormones

Hormones and information on them. The most common hormones in a short guide. Hormones in the body.
Hormones - AndrogenHormones

Androgen

04.09.20150

Androgen is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands that stimulates the activity of male sex organs, while also aiding the development of male secondary sex characteristics. The best known androgen is testosterone.

Hormones - CortisolHormones

Cortisol

31.08.20150

Symptoms of high cortisol differ. A person suffering from such a problem begins to experience various kinds of changes in mood - anxiety, depression and increased irritability. Normally, the body produces between 10 - 30 mg of cortisol every 24 hours.

Hormones - GhrelinHormones

Ghrelin

20.08.20150

Ghrelin regulates body weight in a short-term aspect - when its levels are high a person feels hungry and when they are well fed - ghrelin levels drop. When on a diet the stomach produces a lot more ghrelin, sending signals of hunger to the brain.

Hormones - LeptinHormones

Leptin

06.07.20150

Leptin is a peptide hormone that plays a very important role in regulating intake and spending of energy in the human body. Leptin affects appetite and metabolism.

Hormones - ProlactinHormones

Prolactin

03.07.20150

Prolactin is a hormone produced and secreted by the anterior pituitary - the front part of the pituitary gland. Prolactin is also called the hormone of lactation.

Hormones - TestosteroneHormones

Testosterone

02.06.20150

Testosterone is a steroid hormone belonging to the group of sex hormones. Along with sexual activity, which includes regulation of the libido, fertility and muscle mass, testosterone helps increase energy.

Hormones - SerotoninHormones

Serotonin

27.05.20150

Serotonin is a monoamine neurotransmitter, synthesized in the brain and gastrointestinal tract. Serotonin plays a very important role in regulating the processes of sleep, cardiac rhythm and breathing.

Hormones - ProgesteroneHormones

Progesterone

14.11.20130

Progesterone is a steroid hormone, which plays a role in pregnancy, the menstrual cycle and embryogenesis in humans. Progesterone prepares the lining of the uterus to accept the fetus and also controls the normal course of pregnancy.

Hormones - EstrogenHormones

Estrogen

13.11.20130

Estrogen is a major female hormone that is produced in the ovaries. In fact, estrogen determines the outer appearance of women.