Endocrinology Definitions

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• Hormone
a chemical secreted by a cell or group of cells into the blood for transport to a distant target, where it exerts its effect at very low concentrations. (hormones are very potent)
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• Ectohormone
molecules secreted into the external environment (ektos; outside)
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• Endocrine Gland
gland which secretes hormones in the body which have an effect on other parts of the body
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• Endocrinology
study of hormones
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• Secretion
: the movement of a substance from inside the cell to the ECF/directly to the external environment
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• Candidate Hormones
molecules that are suspected of being hormones but not fully accepted as being so
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• Autocrine
Autocrine signaling is a form of cell signaling in which a cell secretes a hormone or chemical messenger (called the autocrine agent) that binds to autocrine receptors on that same cell, leading to changes in the cell.
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• Paracrine
relating to or denoting a hormone which has effect only in the vicinity of the gland secreting it.
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• Eicosanoids
Lipid-derived signal molecules
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