MELANOCYTE-STIMULATING HORMONE (MSH)

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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., Sam M.S., "MELANOCYTE-STIMULATING HORMONE (MSH)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-msh/ (accessed June 26, 2022).

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