Hormones

Hormones

Hormones and information on them. The most common hormones in a short guide. Hormones in the body.
OxytocinHormonesOxytocin
05 Nov.
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AndrogenHormonesAndrogen
04 Sept.
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CortisolCortisol
31 Aug.
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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.
GhrelinGhrelin
20 Aug.
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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.
LeptinLeptin
06 July
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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.
ProlactinProlactin
03 July
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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.
TestosteroneTestosterone
02 June
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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.
SerotoninSerotonin
27 May
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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.
ProgesteroneProgesterone
14 Nov.
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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.
EstrogenEstrogen
13 Nov.
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Estrogen is a major female hormone that is produced in the ovaries. In fact, estrogen determines the outer appearance of women.
NorepinephrineNorepinephrine
12 Nov.
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Norepinephrine, also known as noradrenaline, is an important hormone, which, along with epinephrine, is produced in the core of the adrenal glands.
AdrenalineAdrenaline
06 Nov.
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Adrenaline is an important hormone and neurotransmitter, which is produced in the cells of the adrenal core, and in certain neurons of the central nervous system. The effect of adrenaline is quite short-lived - a mere 5 minutes.