11EndocrineDis

11EndocrineDis - Endocrine System Overview The endocrine...

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Endocrine System Overview The endocrine system, also referred to as the hormone system, is found in all mammals, birds, and fish. It is made up of: Glands located throughout the body. Hormones (i.e., chemical messengers) that are made by the glands and released into the bloodstream or the fluid surrounding cells. Receptors in various organs and tissues that recognize and respond to the hormones. e.g. testosterone estrogen
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Estrogen's Effects on the Female Body
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Endocrine disruptors are synthetic chemicals that block, mimic or otherwise interfere with naturally produced hormones “adverse effects in wildlife and are most likely affecting humans” World Wildlife Fund http://www.worldwildlife.org/toxics/progareas/ed/ Theo Colburn Our Stolen Future
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The synthetic hormone diethylstilbestrol (DES), prescribed to pregnant women from the 1940s to the 1970s, caused severe reproductive abnormalities in their exposed infants. All DES daughters risk of 1 in 1,000 for a rare cancer of the vagina or cervix called clear cell adenocarcinoma. Increased risk for infertility . Higher risk for ectopic pregnancy , miscarriage, and preterm labor and delivery. Increased incidence of structural changes in their reproductive organs. DES Sons - Testicular problems in some small testicles and undescended testicles . Microphallus : An abnormally small penis
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DDT – Eggshell Thinning estrogen destroying enzyme stimulated 1 at Lake Apopka, Florida Declining alligator population associated with depressed reproduction. Many of the male alligators had
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