Hormones and Stuff

  1. Endorphins
    "morphine within" -- natural, opiate-like neurotransmitters linked to pain control and to pleasure
  2. Endocrine System
    the body's "slow" chemical communication system; a set of glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream
  3. Hormones
    chemical messengers that are manufactured by the endocrine glands, travel through the bloodstream, and affect other tissues
  4. Adrenal Glands
    a pair of endocrine glands that sit just above the kidneys and secrete hormones (EPINEPHRINE and NOREPINEPHRINE) that help arouse the body in times of stress
  5. Pituitary gland
    • the endocrine system's most influential gland
    • Under the influence of the hypothalamus, the pituitary regulates growth and controls other endocrine glands
  6. Two Types of Hormones
    • Steroids
    • Peptides
  7. Steroids
    physical development
  8. Peptides
    regulate functions
  9. Thyroid Gland
    affects metabolism, among other things
  10. Parathyroids
    help regulate the level of calcium in the blood
  11. Pancreas
    regulates the level of sugar in the blood
  12. Testis
    secretes male sex hormones
  13. Ovary
    Secretes female sex hormones
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Hormones and Stuff