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Unformatted text preview: Ovary Hormone – estrogen Function – development of secondary sex characteristics in the female Testes Hormone – testosterone 1/2 Function – development of secondary sex characteristics in the male Thyroid Hormone – thyroxine Function – regulates the rate of metabolism Hyperthyroidism – overproduction of the thyroid / symptoms: nervous, sweating, warm, HTN, weight loss Hypothyroidism – too little thyroxine / symptoms: low metabolism, overweight, decreased respiration, cold, tired, sluggish Goiter – enlarged thyroid related to lack of iodine in the diet Cretinism – physical and mental retardation caused by insufficient thyroxine in children Pituitary The pituitary gland consists of two lobes, is located in the center of the head, and is about the size of a pea 2/2...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BIOL 1406 taught by Professor Stephens during the Spring '08 term at College of the Mainland.
- Spring '08