Endocrine System - 1 Animal: Endocrine Animal: Endocrine...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Animal: Endocrine Animal: Endocrine system system Hormones have central roles in integrating the activities of individual cells in ways that benefit the whole body Outline Outline 1. Key concepts 2. Nervous system & Endocrine system 3. Human endocrine system 4. Some endocrine glands 5. Diabetes 6. Key terms 7. Conclusions Key Concepts: Key Concepts: 1. Animals have two systems of internal communication and regulation The nervous system and the endocrine system 2. Hormones may reach all parts of the body But only certain types of cells, target cells, are equipped to respond 3. Many types of hormones influence gene transcription and protein synthesis in target cells 4. The hypothalamus and pituitary gland interact in ways to coordinate the activities of endocrine glands 2 Nervous system & Nervous system & Endocrine system Endocrine system Nervous system : electrical signals - rapid, short duration Endocrine system : chemical signals longer response time, longer acting Hormones : organic molecules, formed & secreted in one location, transported to another location where they exert their effects Human endocrine system Human endocrine system Exocrine glands release their secretions into ducts that lead to the outside of the body or into the digestive tract....
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2010 for the course BIO 49970 taught by Professor Chinnery during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Endocrine System - 1 Animal: Endocrine Animal: Endocrine...

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