Classification of Hormones

Hormones are classified into 3 groups.

Steroid Hormones.

  • Glucocorticoids
  • Mineralocorticoids
  • Estrogens
  • Progestins
  • Androgens

Aminoacid derivative

  • Derived from aminoacid tyrosine.
  • Catecholamines
  • Thyroid hormones

Peptide/Protein hormones

  • Parathormone
  • Calcitonin
  • Insulin
  • Glucagon
  • Pituitary hormones
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