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Vitamins and Deficiency Diseases

Vitamin Chemical name Solubility Deficiency disease Food sources A Retinol Carotenoids Fat Night blindness, Hyperkeratosis Keratomalacia Liver, orange, ripe yellow fruits, leafy vegetables, carrots, pumpkin, squash, spinach, fish, soy milk, milk B1 Thiamine Water Beriberi, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome Pork, oatmeal, brown rice, vegetables, potatoes, liver, eggs B2 Riboflavin Water Ariboflavinosis, glossitis, angular stomatitis Dairy products, bananas,

List of Human Hormones

Hormone Gland Origin Target Tissue Functions Adrenocorticotropic Pituitary (anterior) Adrenal cortex Triggers secretion of hydrocortisone from the adrenal gland Growth hormone Pituitary (anterior) Throughout body Stimulates growth and development Follicle-stimulating Pituitary (anterior) Sex glands Stimulates female egg maturation and male sperm production Luteinizing hormone Pituitary (anterior) Sex glands Stimulates female ovulation and male secretion of
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