There are three general classes of hormones

There are three general classes of hormones - Endocrine...

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Endocrine System There are three general classes of hormones Lipid soluble derivatives * steriods- derived from cholesterol and are synthesized in the smooth ER * sex hormones- estrogen, progesterone, testosterone * eicosanoids- derived from fatty acids * leukotrienes- has mostly local action and is involved in tissue inflammation * prostaglandins-has local action and is involved in inflammation, smooth muscle contraction, blood flow, intensify pain, and promote fever. (Aspirin and ibuprofen [Motrin] inhibit prostaglandin synthesis.) Water soluble derivatives * Amino acid derivatives * Peptide and Proteins Endocrine Glands * The body has two types of glands * Exocrine glands- secrete their products into ducts that carry the secretions into body cavities or on to body surfaces. * Sweat glands (sudoriferous glands) * oily glands (sebaceous glands) * mucous glands * digestive galnds * Endocrine glands- ductless glands that secrete their products (hormones) into the extracellular space around the secretory
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