Endocrine Concepts 2011 (1) - The Lady with a Pearl...

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The Lady with a Pearl Earring, 1665-1666 Jan Vermeer, Dutch, 1632 - 1675
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HUMAN REPRODUCTION AND SOCIETY Endocrine Concepts 1. The Endocrine system and hormones 2. Hormone receptors and signal transduction 3. Negative and positive feedback systems
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Hormone: A chemical substance produced in the body that controls and regulates the activity of certain cells or organs From Greek word horman meaning “to set in motion” or “to excite” Sir William Baylis Ernest Starling
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Gland: An organ in the human or animal body that secretes particular chemical substances for use in the body or for discharge into the surroundings
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Exocrine Glands: Glands that secrete substances into ducts that empty into body cavities and on surfaces
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Endocrine Glands: Glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones into the bloodstream From Greek word endon meaning internal and Greek word Krinean meaning to separate or to secrete
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The endocrine glands are red. The Placenta is not shown.
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course MCB 180 taught by Professor Sherwood during the Spring '11 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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Endocrine Concepts 2011 (1) - The Lady with a Pearl...

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