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HYPOTHALAMIC PITUITARY INTER-RENAL AXIS

Definition

The pituitary is the central organ of the endocrine system and largely dependent on feedback signals from the Hypothalamus and other hormone-producing organs. The inter-renal organ in fishes produces the Corticosteroid hormones which affect the water-ion balance, provide energy-rich substrates in stress situations and influence the production of blood cells and also the expression of secondary sexual characteristics in males.

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