Hormones I

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hormones

chemical substances secreted by cells into the extracellular fluids that regulate metabolic function of other cells in the body

amino acid base or steroid

hormones can be classified chemically as

amino acid base

most hormones are

steroids

synthesized from cholesterol

gonadal and adrenocortical

of the hormones produced by the major endocrine organs, only ______ and _______ hormones are steroids

eicosanoids

include leukotrienes and prostaglandins

eicosanoids

biologically active lipids made from arachidonic acid

eicosanoids

released by nearly all cell membranes

leukotrienes

signaling chemicals that mediate inflammation and some allergic reactions

prostaglandins

have multiple targets and effects ranging from raising blood pressure and increasing the expulsive uterine contractions of birth to enhancing blood clotting, pain, and inflammation

highly localized

the effects of eicosanoids are typically:

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