SQ Endocrine - Study Questions for Endocrine System 1. In...

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Study Questions for Endocrine System 1. In what general way is the endocrine system like the nervous system? In what ways does it differ? (lect sl 1,2; 13.1) 2. What characteristic makes an organ part of the endocrine system? Name the endocrine glands. Which two of these are also exocrine organs? (13. 1, Fig 13.1) 3. Define hormone. What two general types of hormones exist? (13.2) 4. Describe the characteristics of steroid hormones and their mechanism of action (how they cause changes in cells). (13.2) 5. Describe the characteristics of nonsteroid hormones and their mechanism of action (how they cause changes in cells). (13.2) 6. Explain how negative feedback systems work and describe an example of this using a specific hormone. (13.2, examples throughout ch 13) 7. Describe three ways that hormone release is triggered, and give an example of each mechanism. ( lect sl 8,9,10) 8. Describe the structure and functional relationship between the hypothalamus and the posterior pituitary. What two hormones are secreted by the posterior pituitary? (13.3)
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2010 for the course BIOL 130 taught by Professor Rhodes during the Fall '07 term at Canada College.

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