Psychology endocrine system

Informatin on:

-Thyroid gland

- Ovaries

-Testes

-Pituitary Gland > Oxytocin and ATCH

-Cortisol

- Adrenal Gland > Cortex and Medulla

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  • Created on: 01-03-19 12:29
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  • ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
    • Pituitary gland
      • hormones that regulate homeostasis
      • stimulates other endocrine glands to produce and secrete their own hormones
      • known as the ‘master’ endocrine gland
      • Releases a stimulating hormone
      • OXYTOCIN
        • stimulates muscle contractions in the uterus during childbirth.
          • contractions cause the release of more oxytocin
            • positive feedback reaction
        • stimulates the breasts to release milk
      • ACTH
        • hormone that stimulates the production of cortisol
    • Thyroid Gland
      • controls how quickly the body uses energy (metabolism)
      • Produces Thyroxin
      • hormones regulate the heart rate, the rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of function of many other systems in the body
    • Adrenal Gland
      • divided into two distinct anatomic and functional organs
      • CORTISOL
        • hormone that stimulates the production of cortisol
        • regulating glucose, protein, and lipid metabolism
        • suppressing the immune system's response
        • helping to maintain blood pressure.
    • Testes
      • inhibin
      • spermatogenesis
      • Testosterone
      • androgens
    • Ovaries
      • relaxin
      • progesterone
      • inhibin
      • Estrogen

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