3430 lecture 21

3430 lecture 21 - Endocrine System the "other" regulatory...

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1 Endocrine System the “other” regulatory system It interacts with nervous system in many ways-- 1. NS causes release of some hormones 2. Hormones can act as neuromodulators 3. Endocrine system may use sensory system of nervous system 4. Endocrine and NS can affect the same organs (digestive and circulatory) Characteristics Nervous Endocrine anatomical relation neurons “wired” dispersed chemical messenger neurotransmitters hormones distance of action synaptic cleft long distance specificity post-synaptic target cell neuron receptors speed rapid slow duration short long Endocrine Glands: Hypothalamus Pituitary Thyroid Adrenal Gland Pancreas Parathyroid Ovaries Testes Kidney Stomach Small Int. Placenta Liver Thymus Heart Adipose tissue
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2 Hormones Chemicals produced by one organ (tissue) in the body for regulation, communication or other effects on other tissues in the body (except gastrin). Some hormones affect the secretion of
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2008 for the course IPHY 3430 taught by Professor Lynch,robe during the Summer '08 term at Colorado.

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