Private Flashcard From Physio - 4 - Lecture 7
Generally, hormones are categorized into four structural groups, with members of each group having many properties in common. What are these four groups?
Steroids (ex. pregnenalone), peptides and proteins (ex. insulin), amino acid derivatives (ex. tyrosine can produce thyroxine or dopamine/epinephrine). Also, vitamin derivatives (ex. retinoids, calcitriol), and fatty acid derivatives (ex. eicosanoids - lcoal hormones).