Chapter 30 - Chapter 30: Endocrinology Hormone- chemical...

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Chapter 30: Endocrinology Hormone - chemical substance released by a gland that controls or affects processes in other glands or body systems. Endocrine gland - gland that secretes chemical substances directly into the blood; also called a ductless gland Exocrine gland - gland that secretes chemical substances to nearby tissues through a duct; ducted gland Homeostasis - the natural tendency of the body to keep the internal environment and metabolism steady and normal. Metabolism - the sum of cellular processes that produce the energy and molecules needed for growth and repair. Disorders of the Pancreas o Diabetes mellitus - disorder of inadequate insulin activity, due either to inadequate production of insulin or to decreased responsiveness of body cells to insulin. Glucose Metabolism Anabolism - the constructive or “building up” phase of metabolism. Catabolism
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