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Unformatted text preview: cells ii. Thyroid hormone (Thyroxine or T-4) - follicle cells - major metabolic hormone c. Parathyroid gland i. PTH - increases Calcium in blood d. Adrenal gland - sits on top of the kidney i. Cortex (1) Mineralocorticoids - aldosterone (water balance) (2) Glucocortoids - cortisone (increase blood glucose, decrease edema) (3) Sex hormones - androgens ii. Medulla - inside portion - behaves more like nervous tissue (1) Catecholamines - epinephrine, NE - controlled by hypothalamus e. Thymus gland i. Thymosin (immunity) - shrinks in adulthood f. Pancreas i. Insulin - Beta cells, regulates blood glucose —> decreases glucose, deficiency = diabetes ii. Glucagon - Alpha cells, increase blood glucose, target organ is liver g. Pineal gland - melatonin, determine day/night h. Gonads i. Ovaries (1) Estrogen, progesterone ii. Testes (1) Testosterone...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course BIOL 109 taught by Professor Mister during the Spring '08 term at UMBC.
- Spring '08