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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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The Endocrine System

11/7/2011 CHAPTER 18 ENDOCRINE SYSTEM Identify the endocrine glands and their hormones.  Gain an understanding of the functions of these hormones in the body.  Analyze medical terms related to the endocrine glands and their hormones.  Identify abnormal conditions resulting from excessive and deficient secretions of the endocrine glands.  Describe laboratory tests and clinical procedures related to endocrinology, and recognize relevant abbreviations.  Apply your new knowledge...

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The Endocrine System

Endocrine System Is a group of specialized organs and body tissues that produce, store, and secrete chemical substances known as hormones. As the body's chemical messengers, hormones transfer information and instructions from one set of cells to another. Because of the hormones they produce, endocrine organs have a great deal of influence over the body. Among their many jobs are regulating the body's growth and development, controlling the function of various tissues, supporting pregnancy...

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Endocrine System

 Introduction: The endocrine system is the second greatest control system of the body and has many effects on the tissues and organs. The thyroid gland, which is a part of the endocrine system, releases a hormone that maintains metabolism. This hormone is thyroxine. Thyroxine production is controlled by thyroid stimulating hormone, which is released by the pituitary gland. TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine. In this experiment, the effects of TSH and thyoxine on metabolic rate...

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Endocrine System Case Study

dissection of the components of the endocrine system of the fetal pig by doing the following: a. Describe the endocrine organs that are located in the throat region (e.g., function and appearance). Thyroid - small dark brown, pink gland in the trachea. Its function is to regulate metabolism and secrete hormones. Thymus – Kind of long pinkish glands on either side of the trachea. Its function is to develop immune system to protect the body and fetus b. Describe three endocrine organs that are located in...

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The Relationship Between the Nervous System and the Endocrine System

The Relationship Between The Nervous System and The Endocrine System The cells and tissues in the body are delicate and easily disrupted. They will only be able to function well if all aspects of their chemical and physical environment is continuously adjusted to keep them stable and in equilibrium. The process in which several body systems work together to maintain the balanced environment is called homeostasis. The endocrine and nervous system work closely together to help maintain homeostasis...

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Endocrine System

Endocrine Maintains homeostasis. Ex. Growth rate, body temp, hunger feelings. Hormone Chemical messenger, that secretes into blood by an endocrine gland. Gland Secretes chemical substances used by the body Exocrine gland Secretes chemical substances into a duct Endocrine gland Ductless glands that secrete hormones Target cell Cell on which the hormone exerts an effect Affects of hormones Activation or inactivation of enzymes, stimulates mitosis, plasma membrane permeability change, synthesis...

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Endocrine System Diseases and Age-Related Changes

A and P I: Endocrine System: Diseases and Age Related Changes HCG assists the hormone progesterone in the placenta. It signals the ovaries to maintain the production of estrogen and progesterone.it is thought to be associated with pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness. Elevated levels of HCG in a not pregnant patient can lead to a cancer diagnosis. It is given as an injection in the skin or muscle. Symptoms of this can be blood clot or OHSS...

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Bio lap report endocrine system

The Endocrine System Laszlo Vass, Ed.D. Version 42-0023-01-01 Purpose What is the purpose of this exercise? Are there any safety concerns associated with this exercise? If so, list what they are and what precautions should be taken. The purpose of this exercise is to point out the major endocrine structures and being able to identify them and understand their functions...

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Anatomy 224 Endocrine

The Endocrine System Exercise 1: The Pituitary Gland obseRvations A. Please describe in detail the structures and features you observed on the pituitary gland slide. The Pituitary Gland Slides The Anterior Pituitary Gland was darker than the Posterior Pituitary Gland. In the Anterior Pituitary Gland Slide you can see Chromophobes and Acidophiles. Not super easy to distinguish which is which though. The Posterior Pituitary Gland slide showed Pitulcytes (Neuroglia) as light purple...

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