Biopsychology

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  • Created on: 26-04-16 10:58
What does the edocrine system do?
Instructs glands to release hormones directly into the bloodstream
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What is a gland?
an organ in the body that synthasises substances such as hormones
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What are hormones?
Chermical substances that circulate in the bloodstream but only affect target organs
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What is the major gland in the endocrine system?
The pituitary gland
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What does the pituiatry gland do?
it controls the release of hormones from all other endocrine glands
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What hormones does the thyroid gland produce?
Thyroxine
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What does thyroxine do?
It affects cells in the heart and also cells throughout the body increasing metabolic rates.
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