Lecture 12 Endocrine sq key - 1. List similarities between...

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1. List similarities between the nervous and endocrine systems. Both maintain homeostasis and release chemicals. List differences between the nervous and endocrine systems. The nervous system is faster but its effects are of lesser duration than the endocrine system. Nervous system communication is via electro-chemical impulses, whereas the endocrine system uses blood-borne chemical “messengers” (hormones). The nervous system controls short-term processes, such as stimulation of muscle contraction and glandular secretion, whereas the endocrine system controls processes that go on for long periods of time (sometimes continuously), such as growth and maturation, metabolism, and the functioning of the reproductive system. 3. What are the characteristic of the endocrine messenger – hormone. Hormone: An amino acid or steroid-based chemical substance produced by endocrine organs and liberated to the blood; activates target organs in specific ways. 4.
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