Endocrine Organs and Tissues

Endocrine Organs and Tissues - called eicosanoids These...

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Endocrine Organs and Tissues A summary of the various endocrine  organs, their hormones, and their  functions is given in Table 1 in "The  Hypothalamus and Pituitary Glands."  Also listed are some organs whose  major function is not the secretion of  hormones, but which, nonetheless,  contain some specialized cells that  produce hormones. These organs  include the heart, the gastrointestinal  tract, the placenta, the kidneys, and the  skin.
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In addition, all cells (except red blood  cells) secrete a class of hormones 
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Unformatted text preview: called eicosanoids. These hormones are paracrines, or local hormones, that primarily affect neighboring cells. Two groups of eicosanoids, the prostaglandins (PGs) and the leukotrienes (LTs), have a wide range of varying effects that depend on the nature of the target cell. Eicosanoid activity, for example, may impact blood pressure, blood clotting, immune and inflammatory responses, reproductive processes, and the contraction of smooth muscles....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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