Chapter 48

Chapter 48 - KEY CONCEPTS: The endocrine and nervous...

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Chapter 48 (Endocrine Regulation) Endocrine System Endocrine glands, cells, tissues that secrete hormones (chemical signals) Regulate physiological processes Signals a wide range of target cell types Most endocrine responses are slow But long-lasting Nervous System Helps regulate many endocrine responses Neurons signal other neurons, muscle cells, gland cells Including endocrine cells Responds rapidly to stimuli Transmits electrical and chemical signals
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Unformatted text preview: KEY CONCEPTS: The endocrine and nervous systems work closely together to regulate life processes and maintain homeostasis. Most endocrine processes are regulated by negative feedback systems, often involving concentrations of specific ions or chemical compounds Human Endocrine Glands: Hypothalamus Pituitary gland Pineal gland Thyroid gland Parathyroid glands Thymus gland Adrenal gland Pancreas Ovary or Testis...
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