BIOL164Ch10NotesWin12

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1 Ch. 10 – The Endocrine System • = endocrine glands (and endocrine tissues within some organs) that secrete hormones (= chemical messengers) that have effects on target cells elsewhere in the body –T h e target cells for a particular hormone have receptors that specifically recognize and bind to that hormone • Usually controls coordinated, widespread activities and gradual, sustained, long-term processes (maintaining homeostasis) – E.g. metabolism, growth, development, reproduction, etc.
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Unformatted text preview: ducts that lead to an open space E.g. oil glands (see Ch. 4) Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream (see below) No ducts are involved Exocrine glands vs. endocrine glands Figure 10.1 2 Endocrine glands/ hormones/ functions Figure 10.2 The hypothalamus-pituitary relationship Figure 10.6 3 The thyroid and parathyroid glands Figure 10.11a The adrenal glands Figure 10.14 4 The pancreas Is a mixed gland (endocrine) Figure 10.17 Insulin, glucagon, and blood glucose homeostasis Figure 10.18...
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2012 for the course BIOL 164 taught by Professor Tonychennault during the Winter '12 term at Clark College.

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