Leuk/o = white
melan/o = black
cyan/o = blue
xanth/o = yellow
leukemia (overabundance of white blood cells)
melanoma (black tumor of the skin)
cyanosis (due to cold or lack of oxygen)
xanthoma (yellow tumor)
Aden/o = gland
Mechanisms of Hormone Action- Chapter 18
Most physiological systems are located in specific locations in the body. The endocrine system
does not fit this description. Explain why not.
The endocrine system does not fit this description, because it is co
Chapter 18 Study Guide
A regulatory substance produced in an organism and transported in tissue fluids such as blood or sap to
stimulate specific cells or tissues into action.
Describe the method of hormone transportation.
Reflexes- Chapter 13
1. Define somatic reflexes.
Somatic reflexes involve the stimulation of skeletal muscles by the somatic division of the nervous system.Ex
Patellar reflex. Achielles, Corneal
2. Name the five components of reflex arcs.
Autonomic Nervous System- Chapter 15
1. What is the sensory function of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)?
Perceives visceral sensations or emotions
2. What is the function of the hypothalamus and spinal cord relative to the ANS?
The ANS con
Hormonal Cycles- Chapter 18
Briefly describe each component of an endocrine feedback loop:
Stimulus : A change in body condition
Production Cell : an endocrine cell that produces a hormone after being affected by stimulus
Hormone : the signaling chemic