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Endocrine Gland

EXERCISE 27 Functional Anatomy of the Endocrine Glands Gross Anatomy and Basic Function of the Endocrine Glands 1. Both the endocrine and nervous systems are major regulating systems of the body; however, the nervous system has been compared to an airmail delivery system and the endocrine system to the pony express. Briefly explain this comparison. The nervous system is a lot more fast acting and more rapid action occurs when compaired to the endocrine and the slow path through the blood stream...

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Functional Anatomy of Endocrine Glands

____________________________________ LAB TIME/DATE _______________________ S H E E T EXERCISE 27 Print Form Functional Anatomy of the Endocrine Glands Gross Anatomy and Basic Function of the Endocrine Glands 1. Both the endocrine and nervous systems are major regulating systems of the body; however, the nervous system has been compared to an airmail delivery system and the endocrine system to the pony express. Briefly explain this comparison. The nervous system employs electrochemical impulses to bring about...

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Gigantism: Growth Hormone and Insulin-like Growth Factor

gigantism is known to be caused by a tumour of the pituitary gland, a gland located at the base of the brain from where it releases hormones that regulate several functions of the body – one being growth. Pituitary tumours can cause tissues to grow abnormally resulting in certain changes in facial appearance, enlarged hands and feet, headache and sweating – eyesight too can be affected; this condition is called acromegaly. If someone has excess growth hormone, they become excessively tall and become...

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Unit 10 Assignment 2: The Endocrine System: Diseases and Age-Related Changes Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone that can be detected in the urine or blood of both males and females. It is more often seen in pregnant women but can also be found in cancerous tumors of the uterus and testicles. HCG aides in establishing pregnancy and has also been used here lately in some forms of weight loss programs although not always approved. Cushing’s Disease Cushing...

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Living with Hypothyroidism-Research Strategy Paper

Research Strategy Paper Living with Hypothyroidism Monica Chapman 10/12/10 GEN/200 Maureen Parker Hypothyroidism is a chronic condition in which the thyroid gland is underactive meaning it produces too little thyroid hormone in which the body needs to function normally. Because there are low levels of the thyroid hormones needed, the body tends to slow down causing many symptoms (eHealthMD, 2004). Hypothyroidism is very common and is treatable easily most of the time, but it is a condition...

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The Effects of HGH (Human Growth Hormone)

 The Effects of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) In Enhancing Performance and Side Effects of Its Prolonged Use Human growth hormone (HGH) is produced by the pituitary gland within the body. One of its main functions is to increase growth in children and adolescents as they get older. HGH also helps regulate body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone growth, sugar and fat metabolism, and in some aspects, heart function. Human growth hormone can also be produced synthetically. The synthetic form...

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Growth and Thyroid Hormone Paper

Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Growth Hormone and Thyroid hormones Growth hormone is produced and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. This hormone was once believed to be of importance only during periods of active growth, but it is now recognized that adults produce nearly as much GH as children (Adams and Koch, 2009).GH stimulates the liver to produce sommatropins that then targets a variety of cells. Although its major targets are bone and skeletal muscle, GH stimulates many types of...

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Endocrine Glands

Endocrine system Endocrinology is the study of chemical communication systems that provide the means to control a huge number of physiologic processes. Like other communication networks, endocrine systems contain transmitters, signals and receivers that are called, respectively, hormone producing cells, hormones and receptors. The first step in understanding endocrinology is to explore the meaning of such terms as hormone, receptor and target cell, and to obtain an understanding of how chemical...

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The Endocrine System (Part 1)

The Endocrine System: 1. What is the Endocrine System? •The Endocrine System influences almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies. •It is a collection of glands and organs that produce and regulate hormones in the bloodstream to control many bodily functions. •Whereas the nervous system responds to and controls body processes which occur quickly and last for a short amount of time, the endocrine system is responsible for many of the slow...

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Anatomy and Physiology of the Endocrine System

The Endocrine System Controls many body functions ~exerts control by releasing special chemical substances into the blood called hormones ~Hormones affect other endocrine glands or body systems Derives its name from the fact that various glands release hormones directly into the blood, which in turn transports the hormones to target tissues via ducts. Exocrine glands-transport their hormones to target tissues via ducts. Endocrine glands- secrete hormones into the bloodstream The Endocrine...

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