Inhibiting hormones , also known as statins , are neurohormones that are produced in certain core areas in the hypothalamus . They reach the anterior pituitary gland via a special vascular system, the venous portal system, and inhibit the formation of other hormones here .
Some inhibiting hormones and their effects:
- Somatostatin inhibits the formation of somatropin (growth hormone, growth hormone, GH)
- Prolactin Release Inhibiting Hormone (PIH), also known as dopamine, inhibits the release of prolactin (PRL).
- Melanotropin release inhibiting hormone (MIH), also known as melanostatin, inhibits the formation of melanotropin (MSH).
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