Other Endocrine Glands

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Other Endocrine Glands thyroid gland - found right below Adam’s apple in the neck promotes growth/brain development responsible for metamorphosis in amphibians calcitonin - lowers blood calcium level also releases triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) parathyroid glands - 4 small glands attached to the thyroid gland stimulates release of calcium from bones parathyroid hormone (PTH) - 1 of 2 hormones humans can’t live w/o o released in response to falling calcium levels osteoclasts (bone cells) stimulated to release calcium kidneys stimulated to reabsorb calcium in urine by vitamin D adrenal glands - found above kidneys, contains adrenal medulla (inside), adrenal cortex (outside) adrenal medulla - receives neural info from sympathetic division o secretes epinephrine/norepinephrine o produces fight or flight response due to sympathetic nerves adrenal cortex - produces steroids (called corticosteroids) o maintains glucose levels, stimulates gluconeogenesis
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course BSC BSC1005 taught by Professor Orlando,rebecca during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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