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-Couples nervous system and endocrine system
-Regulate Pituitary gland
-Produce tropic hormones
-Stimulates the growth and development of target tissues
-Synthesizes and secretes seven hormones FLATPIG
-Stores and releases two hormones that are not synthesized in pituitary
-Oxytocin (OT) uterine contractions
-Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) fluid balance
-Increases the metabolic rate of target cells
-Follicle cells of the thyroid gland synthesize thyroglobulin
Overactive thyroid gland
-T3 and T4
-Inhibit TSH via negative feedback
A progression of coordinated contractions and relaxations of the circular and longitudinal layers of the muscularis, pushes bolus down to stomach
Mixing contractions that occur in portions of intestine
-Distended by a large volume of chyme
Buffer stomach acid
Chemical digestion: pancreatic amlyase, pancreatic lipase
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