EndocrineSystem - Endocrine System Made up of its glands...

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Endocrine System Made up of its glands and hormones The glands are called ductless The release hormones directly into the blood stream
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The blood stream transports hormones throughout the body. Each hormone acts on a certain type of tissue called its target tissue.
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Pituitary Location: Base of Brain Hormone: Growth hormone Function: stimulates the elongation of bones in the body.
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Hypothalamus Controls the pituitary gland Receives information from the nervous system
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Thymus Helps develop the immune system
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Parathyroid Location: embedded in back of thyroid gland. Hormone: Parathormone Function: Controls the metabolism of calcium
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Adrenal Gland Location: on top of kidney Hormone: Adrenaline Function: Raises blood sugar level and increases heart beat and breathing rates.
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Location: Pancreas Hormones: Insulin Function: Stimulates glucose uptake by cells. Hormone: Glucagon
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course NURSING 351 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '11 term at SIU Carbondale.

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