NervesENDOCRINEBASIC

NervesENDOCRINEBASIC - Main Function: It releases hormones...

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• Main Function: It releases hormones into the blood to It releases hormones into the blood to signal other cells to behave in certain ways It is a slow but widespread form ways. It is a slow but widespread form of communication.
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Consists of: Endocrine gland s Release hormones into Release hormones into the bloodstream. Hormone s are chemicals are chemicals released in one part of the body that travel through the bloodstream and affect the activities of cells in other parts of the body.
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Pituitary Gland Function : It secretes nine hormones that directly regulate many body functions and controls functions of functions and controls functions of other glands. Disorders : To much growth hormones (GH) in early childhood can result in a condition called gigantism To little GH can result Robert gigantism . To little GH can result in Pituitary Dwarfism . Wadlow
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Thyroid Gland Function : plays a major role in regulation the body’s metabolism. Disorders : If the Thyroid Gland produces to much Thyroxin , it can cause a condition known as cause a condition known as Hyperthyroidism . If to little thyroxin produces it is called Hypothyroidism. produces it is called Hypothyroidism .
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Pancreas Function : The Insulin and Glycogen in the Pancreas help to keep the level of glucose in the blood stable the blood stable. Disorders : When the Pancreas fails to produce or properly use Insulin, it can cause a condition known as condition known as Diabetes Mellitus .
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2011 for the course BIO 107 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at NE Texas CC.

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NervesENDOCRINEBASIC - Main Function: It releases hormones...

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