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Progesterone

Steroid

Uterus

Sustains pregnancy; helps maintain secondary female sexual characteristics

Testes

Androgens

Steroids

Various tissues

Stimulate development and maintenance of male sexual behavior and secondary male sexual characteristics; stimulate sperm production

Many cell types

Prostaglandins

Modified fatty acids

Various tissues

Have many diverse actions

Heart

Atrial natriuretic

Peptide

Kidneys

Increases sodium ion excretion

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