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Match each hormone with its action(s).

______ porolactin a. milk protein production
______ oxytocin b. sustains corpus luteum
______ human chorionoic gonadotropin c. causes contraction of uterus, milk ducts

Summary Introduction

To match: Each hormone with its action(s).

Explanation

Prolactin- a.milk protein production.

Prolactin is released by the anterior pituitary gland once the mother delivers the baby. It induces the production of milk from the mammary glands through a process called lactation. It initiates the gene expression of the casein protein in the cells of the mammary gland.

Oxytocin- c. causes contraction of uterus and milk ducts.

Oxytocin is released when the mother is about to go into labor. Oxytocin contracts the uterus to deliver the baby and enlarges the size of the milk ducts for the production of milk...

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