The anterior pituitary mostly controls hormones in the body. These hormones usually end in tropin, meaning they "feed" the target cells with hormones needed for that site. They do not literally feed them but it is kind of like a homeostatic atmosphere that the anterior pituitary will keep the target cells at.
These are the hormones that the pitutary gland produces:
- growth hormones (GH- somatotropin),
- thyroid-stimiulation homones (TSH- thyrotropin),
- adrenocorticotropic hormones (ACTH- corticotropin),
- follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH- folliculotropin),
- luteinizing hormones (LH- luteotropin),
- prolactin (PRL).
- antidiuretic hormone (ADH)
- and oxytocin.