Lecture6 Endo System 1-400

Lecture6 Endo System 1-400 - Endocrine System The endocrine...

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Endocrine S Endocrine System The endocrine system is a complex collection of hormone-producing glands that control basic body functions such as metabolism, growth and sexual development. The endocrine glands consist of: pituitary; pineal; thyroid and parathyroids; adrenals; pancreas; thymus; testes (male); and ovaries (female). Endocrine S Endocrine S Endocrine System - Function a) control chemical and water balance in body b) control growth and metabolism c) control embryonic development and preparation for nurturing a newborn d) influence sexual behavior, stimulate growth and maturation of the gonads e) feedback to the nervous system f) early studies on insect molt Endocrine S How does it work? - Basic Overview of the Feedback System 1) Nervous systems monitors environment 2) If aberrations are detected - nervous system sends message to endocrine glands 3) Endocrine glands produce and secrete hormones into blood 4) Hormones hit target organ 5) Target organ produces substance 6) Substance is picked up by receptors and brain stops sending message to endocrine glands Endocrine S Endocrine S
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