Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH)

Science / Biology / Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH): A hormone produced by the hypothalamus and released by the pituitary gland that increases the permeability of the renal tubule of the nephron and thereby increases water reabsorption; also known as vasopressin.

Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

Science / Biology / Luteinizing Hormone (LH): A hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the secretion of testosterone in men and estrogen in women. MORE


Science / Biology / Hormones: Chemical substances that are produced in the endocrine glands and travel in the blood to target organs where they elicit a response. MORE

Sex Hormones

Science / Biology / Sex Hormones: A group of steroid hormones produced by the adrenal cortex. Hormones that are produced in the gonads and promoted development and maintainence of the secondary sex characteristics and structures, prep MORE

Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone

Science / Biology / Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone: A hormone produced by the anterior pituitary that stimulates the production and release of thyroid hormones. MORE

Tropic Hormone

Science / Biology / Tropic Hormone: Hormone made by one gland that causes another gland to secrete a hormone. MORE


Science / Chemistry / Hormone: A molecule produced by endocrine glands that controls specific biological processes like growth and metabolism. MORE