11a Endocrine System

11a Endocrine System - Major Endocrine Glands Pineal -...

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Major Endocrine Glands Pineal - melatonin H ypothalamus *  - releasing H P ituitary *  - master gland Parathyroid – parathyroid H Thymus - thymosine Adrenal - the 3 F’s G onads *  - reproductive H * = HPG   axis  
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Glands Hormones Function Adrenal cortex aldosterone cortisol Adrenal medulla epinephrine, norepinephrine (or  adrenalin, noradrenalin) to danger Ovaries estrogen progesterone stimulates female secondary sex characteristics maintains growth of uterine lining Pancreas (islets of  Langerhans) glucagon insulin stimulates release of glucose stimulates absorption of glucose Parathyroid glands parathyroid hormone increases blood calcium concentration Pineal gland
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