Sunday, April 7, 2013

ADH/Oxytocin/Prolactin Podcast

We are looking at 3 hormones today. 2 of them considered neurohormones and are released by the posterior pituitary. They are oxytocin and ADH. The other hormone we will be exploring is prolactin.

So here we see the release mechanism for ADH. It is stimulated by the hypothalamus once osmoreceptors find water levels too low. It targets the kidneys, more specifically their units the nephrons.

Next we can see the positive feedback cycle of oxytocin during childbirth.

Lastly we can see the synergy between prolactin and oxytocin.



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