Explain The Three Categories Of Hormones

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The three categories of hormones are amino acid derivatives, peptide hormones, and lipid derivatives. The amino acid derivatives come from the amino acids tyrosine and tryptophan. Peptide hormones are broken down into two groups. One of them has glycoproteins, while the second has short polypeptides and small proteins. Lipid derivatives are also made up of two groups that are referred to as eicosanoids and steroid hormones. The hormones are typically released into the blood stream and leave the blood stream by either diffusing out to bind with receptors, broken down by the kidneys or liver, or broken down by enzymes that can be found in the blood or interstitial fluids. These tropic hormones are the hormones that
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