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COMM 294 Endocrine System

Hammonds BioComm
Which hormones are steroid hormones?
-Testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, cortisol
-Break through plasma membrane, enter cell, bind with receptors inside cell
What does oxytocin do?
-Integral role in childbirth (stimulates contractions)
-Released in breast feeding & orgasm climax
-Calms, reduces pain, "cupid effect"
Anterior Pituitary Gland
growth hormone, cortisol, thyroid, follicle-stimulating hormone, milk production, ovulation/progesterone/testosterone
Posterior Pituitary Gland
Oxytocin, Antidiuretic (absorbs water from urine, reduces pain & stress)
Adrenal Gland
Mineralcorticoids mineral content of blood, Na/K ions
Glucocortoids --> Regulate cell metabolism; deal with stress; cortisol
Sex Hormones --> Androgen, Estrogen
Adrenal Medulla
epinephrine & nonepinephrine
Pineal Gland
-Ovaries & testes
Which hormone is involved in lactation?
What are the rhythms associated with hormone production (when)?
Diurnal Rhythm --> they are present at higher levels during certain times of the day than during other times and the pattern is relatively consistent from day to day