endocrine - The Endocrine System Students who have...

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The Endocrine System Students who have completed this section of the course should be able to identify and describe the major gross and microscopic anatomical components of the endocrine system and explain the functional roles of their respective hormones in communication, control, and integration. 1. Describe the general functions of the endocrine system. 2. Define hormones and mechanisms of hormone action at target cell and how target cell activation can vary. 3. Describe the difference in structure and mode of target cell activation between steroid and peptide hormones. 4. Describe and know examples of the three methods by which hormones are synthesized and released including humoral, hormonal and neural. 5. Identity the secretory control and functional roles of the major hormones of the pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, gonads, and pineal glands, including the effects of hypo- and hypersecretion. 6. Describe the functions of hormones secreted by other endocrine tissues and cells, such as erythropoietin, thymosin, digestive hormones, placental hormones, atrial natriuretic peptide, vitamin D and growth factors 7. Understand the role of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. 8. Describe the hormonal response to stress.
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What is the difference between… Endocrine Gland Exocrine Gland
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Endocrine Glands In the Brain: Pineal Hypothalamus Pituitary (Anterior) Parathyroid Thymus Thyroid Pancreas Adrenal Glands Testes and Ovaries Other tissues too!
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Hormone Structure and Mechanism of Action Steroid Hormones Amino acid-based Hormones Target Cell G protein Second Messenger System Direct gene (DNA) activation Alteration of Cell activity- Increase or decrease the rate of normal cellular processes
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