The endocrine system:
The pituitary gland used to be called the hypophysis. The pituitary gland is divided in 2. The anterior part
is a true gland, while the posterior part is mainly a reservoir for some hormones. The anterior part is
A. Food contains substances and energy the body needs to construct all cell components. The food must be
broken down through digestion to molecular size before it can be absorbed by the digestive system and used
A. The two systems that cooperate to supply O2 and eliminate CO2 are the cardiovascular and the respiratory
1. The respiratory system provides for gas exchange.
2. The cardiovascular system transports the
A. Sexual reproduction: a process in which organisms produce offspring by means of germ cells called gametes.
1.Male gamete: sperm
2.Female gamete: secondary oocyte
B. The organs of reproduction are grouped as go
I. COMPARISON of CONTROL by the NERVOUS and ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
A. Together the nervous and endocrine systems coordinate functions of all body systems.
1. The nervous system controls body actions through nerve impulses and neurotra
A. Developmental biology: is the study of the sequence of events from the fertilization of a secondary oocyte to the
formation of an adult organism.
1. The first two months following fertilization is the period o
DEVELOPMENT AND INHERITANCE
The chapter begins with a discussion of prenatal development. This discussions traces
development from fertilization through the fetal period. Prenatal diagnostic tests and
maternal changes during pr
THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
The chapter begins with a comparison of the nervous and endocrine systems and their
roles in homeostasis. A clear distinction is made between endocrine glands and exocrine
glands, and hormones are defined,
Biology 2401 L
Histology Lab Report
Cells are the basis of all life and the all-inclusive functional units of unicellular
organisms. In higher, multicellular organisms, cells do not usually operate as iso