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Descriptions of MSH

MSH: Peptide hormones secreted by the intermediate lobe of the pituitary that stimulate melanin release and dispersal. Melanocyte-stimulating hormones are also found in the brain where they are presumed to play a signaling role.
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Summary Information: MSH

MSH: MSH is actually a group of pituitary hormones, chemical substances made and/or stored by the three lobes of the pituitary gland. MSH is produced by the intermediate lobe of the pituitary gland. These hormones have a variety of functions, including stimulating the secretion of melanin in the skin and hair.

Conditions that can afflict MSH include pregnancy, Cushing's disease, empty sella syndrome, adenoma, hypopituitarism, and head trauma.

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