Anatomy - Endocrine System!
All of the chemical reactions that occur within an organism
chemicals released into the bloodstream by endocrine glands
brain region controlling the pituitary gland,
a subcortical structure that regulates body temperature, hunger, thirst, and sexual behavior
master gland that, under the control of the hypothalamus, directs the other glands of the body
hormone secreted by anterior pituitary gland that stimulates growth of bones
hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that causes myometrial contraction; used to induce labor
small pea-like organs that regulate calcium and phosphate balance in blood, bones, and other tissues
sits atop our kidneys and secretes hormones involved in the stress response
a group of hormones, including cortisol, released by the adrenal glands at times of stress
Neurotransmitter secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress. Also known as adrenaline.
secreted in response to hypotension and physical stress
located in the center of the brain; secretes melatonin and serotonin
produces digestive enzymes, produces insulin and glucagon
pertaining to a type of gland that releases its secretion through a duct
any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
secreted by pancreas; controls blood glucose
A hormone secreted by the pancreatic alpha cells that increases blood glucose concentration
hormones that promote the production of male gametes
the class of sex hormones that predominate in females, produced mainly by the ovaries
A hormone produced by the ovaries which acts with estrogen to bring about the menstral cycle.
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