Human Endocrine System

Human Endocrine System - Human Endocrine System

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Human Endocrine System The human endocrine system modulates several processes of the body by the function of hormones.  The endocrine system secretes hormones that control how bodily functions work. Thus, the human  endocrine system watches over and coordinates all the systems of the body by the use of hormones. Pituitary gland The pituitary gland is located at the base of the human brain. The gland consists of two parts: the  anterior lobe (adenohypophysis) and the posterior lobe (neurohypophysis). The anterior lobe secretes at least seven hormones. One hormone, the human growth hormone  (HGH), promotes body growth by accelerating protein synthesis. This hormone is also known as  somatotropin . A deficiency of the hormone results in dwarfism; an oversecretion results in gigantism.  Another hormone of the anterior pituitary is prolactin, also called  lactogenic hormone (LH)
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Pesthy during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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