Lecture12 - Endocrine System I

Lecture12 - Endocrine System I - Endocrine Physiology I...

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Endocrine Physiology I Endocrine Glands: - Adrenal Glands : o Divided into 2 regions (cortex, medulla) o Secrete hormones that influence body’s metabolism, blood chemicals and body characteristics o Influence part of nervous system involved in response and defense against stress - Hypothalamus o Activates and controls part of nervous system that controls involuntary body functions, the hormonal system, and many body functions such as regulating sleep and stimulating appetite - Ovaries and Testicles o Secrete hormones (estrogens and testosterone) that influence female and male characteristics respectively - Pancreas o Secretes hormones (insulin, glucagon) that controls use of glucose by body - Parathyroid Glands o Secrete PTH that maintains the calcium level in the blood - Pineal Body o Involved in daily biological cycles - Pituitary Gland o Produces a number of hormones that influence various other endocrine glands - Thymus Gland o Plays role in body’s immune system o Site of maturation of T cells
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course BMVS 4064 taught by Professor Dr.lee during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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Lecture12 - Endocrine System I - Endocrine Physiology I...

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