Biopsychology- The Endocrine System

Mindmap on a sub-topic of biopsychology; The Endocrine System

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  • Created on: 09-06-19 06:55
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  • The Endocrine System
    • Key Features
      • Works alongside the nervous system to control vital functions in the body through the actions of hormones
      • Slower than nervous system but has widespread and powerful effects
    • Glands
      • Organs in your body that produce hormones
      • Pituitary gland (brain) - controls the release of hormones from all the other endocrine glands.
    • Flight and Flight
      • Stressor
        • PNS
          • Hypothalamus
          • sympathetic branch in ANS
      • Adrenaline
        • triggers physiological changes in target organs
          • Increased heart & breathing rate, dilated pupils & inhibits digestion
  • Hormones
    • Thyroxine is produced by the thyroid gland, affects cells in the heart and also cells throughout the body which increase metabolic rates which affects growth rates.
    • The Endocrine System
      • Key Features
        • Works alongside the nervous system to control vital functions in the body through the actions of hormones
        • Slower than nervous system but has widespread and powerful effects
      • Glands
        • Organs in your body that produce hormones
        • Pituitary gland (brain) - controls the release of hormones from all the other endocrine glands.
      • Flight and Flight
        • Stressor
          • PNS
            • Hypothalamus
            • sympathetic branch in ANS
        • Adrenaline
          • triggers physiological changes in target organs
            • Increased heart & breathing rate, dilated pupils & inhibits digestion

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