In English | En español
Questions About Cancer? 1-800-4-CANCER

Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer (PDQ®)

  • Posted: 04/23/2004
  • Updated: 10/27/2014

Table 8. Anterior Pituitary Hormones and Major Hypothalamic Regulatory Factors

Pituitary Hormone  Hypothalamic Factor Hypothalamic Regulation of the Pituitary Hormone 
(–) = inhibitory; (+) = stimulatory.
Growth hormone (GH)Growth hormone–releasing hormone+
Somatostatin
ProlactinDopamine
Luteinizing hormone (LH)Gonadotropin-releasing hormone+
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)Gonadotropin-releasing hormone+
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)Thyroid-releasing hormone+
Somatostatin
Adrenocorticotropin (ACTH)Corticotropin-releasing hormone+
Vasopressin+