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Unformatted text preview: * Blood calcium regulates the release of parathyroid hormone * Adrenocorticotropic hormone from the pituitary gland stimulates the release of cortisol by the adrenal cortex Control of Hormone Secretion (cont) Disorders of the endocrine system often involve either * Hyposecretion- inadequate release of hormone * Hypersecretion- excessive release of hormone * Most cases are due to * Faulty control of secretion * Faulty hormone receptors * Inadequate number of receptors * Most hormonal regulatory systems work via negative feedback * Occasionally a positive feedback system contributes of regulation * In child birth, where oxytocin stimulates contractions of the uterus and the uterus in turn stimulates more oxytocin release....
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10