The Endocrine System

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  • The Endocrine System & Hormones
    • The Endocrine System
      • Works with nervous system for homeostasis.
      • A network of glands to manufacture and secrete hormones.
    • Hormones
      • Dysfunctions: too little, too much, abnormalities.
      • Chemical messengers that bind with target receptors.
      • Studied: ACTH, oxytocin, adrenaline.
    • Pituitary Gland
      • Also known as 'master gland'.
      • Directly causes physiological changes or stimulates others.
      • Controlled by hypothalamus
      • Anterior releases ACTH to stimulate cortisol.
        • Produces 2 reproductive hormones in men and women.
    • Adrenal Gland
      • Outer part: adrenal cortex.
        • Releases necessary hormones - cortisol.
      • Inner part: adrenal medulla.
        • Releases unnecessary hormones - adrenaline.


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