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Which of the following hormones is synthesized by posterior pituitary gland?
  1. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
  2. Prolactin
  3. ACTH
  4. Vasopressin


Solution

The correct option is D Vasopressin
The pituitary gland is divided into parts - anterior and posterior lobe. The posterior pituitary stores and secretes the hormones that are produced by the hypothalamus.
Vasopressin, oxytocin, melanocyte stimulating hormone are the various hormones secreted by the posterior pituitary. 

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), prolactin, ACTH are synthesized by anterior pituitary gland.

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