Intro. To Health Science -- Year Review -- Endocrine

  1. Endocrine?
    The secretion of an endocrine gland; a hormone
  2. Hormones?
    A substance, usually a peptide or steroid, produced by one tissue and conveyed by the bloodstream to another to effect physiological activity, such as growth or metabolism
  3. Pituitary gland?
    Master gland located underside of brain
  4. Thyroid gland?
    Regulates metabolism
  5. Pancreas?
    A long, irregularly shaped gland in vertebrates, lying behind the stomach, that secretes pancreatic juice into the duodenum and insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin into the bloodstream.
  6. Adrenal Glands?
    an endocrine gland at the anterior end of each kidney. Its medulla secretes adrenaline and noradrenaline and its cortex secretes several steroid hormones
  7. Diabetes mellitus?
    A severe, chronic form of diabetes caused by insufficient production of insulin and resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
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Intro. To Health Science -- Year Review -- Endocrine
Endocrine System