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Hypothalamus Hormone

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Describe how the hypothalamus controls the release of hormones from the:
A) anterior lobe of pituitary gland 2 marks
B) posterior lobe of the pituitary gland 2 marks
In your answer, give specific examples and clearly name any hormones involved.

A: The hypothalamus controls hormone release mainly through the pituitary gland by sending signals in the form of releasing hormones to prompt the anterior lobe to secrete them as the main function of the pituitary gland is hormone secretion into the body. The anterior lobe is responsible for the release of crucial hormones including; growth hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, thyroid stimulating hormone and finally prolactin.

B: The hypothalamus
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