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Chap 48 notes - Endocrine Regulation Chapter 48 KEY...

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Endocrine Regulation Chapter 48 KEY CONCEPTS * Endocrine glands and tissues secrete hormones, chemical messengers that bind to specific receptors on (or in) target cells and regulate physiological processes Learning Objective 1 * Compare endocrine with nervous system function * Describe how these systems work together to regulate body processes Endocrine System * Endocrine glands, cells, tissues that secrete hormones (chemical signals) * regulate physiological processes * Typically transported by blood * Signals a wide range of target cell types * May be located far from the endocrine gland secreting the hormone * Most endocrine responses are slow but long-lasting Nervous System * Helps regulate many endocrine responses * Neuro-endocrine system * Same signal molecule can function as a neurotransmitter or a hormone depending on source * Neurons signal other neurons, muscle cells, gland cells * including endocrine cells * Responds rapidly to stimuli * transmits electrical and chemical signals
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