Psych 304 Lecture Notes - Jan.6th

Psych 304 Lecture Notes - Jan.6th - PSYC 304 Hormones...

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PSYC 304 Hormones - Hormones and principle endocrine glands and functions - Hormones: organizational/activational effects - Regulation of hormones ie: Thyroid gland - The pineal gland and secretion of melatonin - Basic pathways in the synthesis of sex hormones - Prenatal sexual differentiation - Estrus/menstrual cycle - Puberty - The physiology of sexual response in humans - Neural control of sexual behaviour - Aromatization hypothesis in rats - Abnormal sexual development - Homosexuality - Transsexualism - Hormones: organic chemical messengers produced and released by specialized glands called endocrine glands are released in the bloodstream (or tissue fluid system in invertebrates) where they may then act at a target organs of tissues at some distance from their origin In nM to fM range (10^-9 to 10^-15M) - Exocrine glands: “exo” for exit - Epiphysis = Pineal Gland when it has calcium deposits in the organ, it means its not functioning anymore - Hypothalamus: “the boss” or “the conductor” of the hormones - Pituitary gland = Hypophysis o Anterior: there’s a vascular network Hormone secretion by thyroid, adrenal cortex, and gonads, growth o Posterior: Neural network (sometimes called neurohypophysis)
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