ANT 2501 Senses and the Endocrine System M5

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Pamela Roberson ANT 2501, MODULE 5 proberson@tuiu.edu
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Anatomy and Physiology I Senses and the Endocrine System
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Introduction General and Special Senses What is the endocrine system and how it works Endocrine Gland (three glands) Function Location
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Senses: General and Special Conscious awareness of incoming sensory information is called sensation. Stimulus that reaches the cerebral cortex of the brain results in a sensation of that stimulus. We are consciously aware of only a fraction of stimuli. Stimuli are detected by receptors. Two classes of receptors:
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Classification of Receptors General sense receptors are distributed throughout the skin and organs. Special sense receptors are housed within complex organs in the head. Three criteria used to describe receptors: stimulus origin
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Endocrine System
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Endocrine System Cont Endocrine System Function -synthesize and release hormones permitting them to act in concert and respond to changes in the body and maintain stability (homeostasis)
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Unformatted text preview: Tools-hormones * chemicals released by cells in one part of the body that affect cells in other parts of the body Major Endocrine Glands Major endocrine glands include: Hypothalamus Pituitary Thyroid Pancreas Adrenal Gonads Pineal gland Three Major Endocrine Glands The thyroid gland The pancreas The adrenal glands Thyroid Gland Pancreas Adrenal Gland conclusion Described normal special senses Explained various aspects of endocrine system function Describe the difference between general and special senses. References American Medical Association (2010). The endocrine system. Retrieved from http: / / www.ama-assn.org / ama / pub / physic aterials/atlas-of-human-body/endocrine-system.shtml Carter, J. S. (2004). Endocrine system. Retrieved from http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio105/endoc Hiller-Sturmhofel, S. & Bartke, A. (1998)....
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