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Table 8. Anterior Pituitary Hormones and Major Hypothalamic Regulatory Factors

Pituitary Hormone  Hypothalamic Factor Hypothalamic Regulation of the Pituitary Hormone 
(–) = inhibitory; (+) = stimulatory.
Growth hormoneGrowth hormone-releasing hormone+
Somatostatin
ProlactinDopamine
Luteinizing hormoneGonadotropin-releasing hormone+
Follicle-stimulating hormoneGonadotropin-releasing hormone+
Thyroid-stimulating hormoneThyroid-releasing hormone+
Somatostatin
AdrenocorticotropinCorticotropin-releasing hormone+
Vasopressin+