MELANOCYTE-STIMULATING HORMONE (MSH)

is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland which can stimulate the dispersal of melanin granules in melanophores in the skin of vertebrates which leads to the darkening of skin.

MELANOCYTE-STIMULATING HORMONE (MSH): "MSH stimulates the release of melanin granules by triggering an impulse from the pituitary gland."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MELANOCYTE-STIMULATING HORMONE (MSH)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-msh/ (accessed October 27, 2020).
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