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Which anterior pituitary hormone does NOT target another endocrine gland?

A) adrenocorticotropic hormone

B) growth hormone

C) follicle-stimulating hormone

D) luteinizing hormone

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Answer: A. Growth hormone

The growth hormone is directly responsible for regulating the growth and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins.

The growth hormone is a non-tropic hormone, in that it directly stimulates target cells to produce an effect. In this case, it stimulates the metabolism and assimilation of food nutrients.

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