how are human hormones classified on the basis of their chemical nature?

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Animal hormones are divided into 6 categories:

  1. Amino acid derivatives : (eg.) Epinephrine, thyroxine, etc.
  2. Short peptides : (eg.) Oxytocin, MSH, vasopressin
  3. Long peptides : (eg.) Insulin, ACTH, Calcitonin, etc.
  4. Protiens : (eg.) GTH, TTH, STH
  5. Steroids : (eg.) Cortisol, Estrogen, Testosterone, Progesterone, Aldosterone
  6. Fatty acid derivatives : (eg.) Prostaglandin
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