Topic 8 SEHS HL
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Brain region controlling the pituitary gland
The endocrine system's most influential gland. Under the influence of the hypothalamus, the pituitary regulates growth and controls other endocrine glands.
Produces hormones that regulate metabolism, body heat, and bone growth
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.
An organ in the endocrine system with the main function to secrete insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream to help regulate blood glucose levels.
Ovaries and testes
produce sex hormones
Pass from the secretory cells that make them into the blood to travel to the target cell.
Act locally on neighboring cells or on the same cell that secreted them without first entering the bloodstream
-Complex feedback loops . which could include
1. signals from the nervous system, such as
2.chemical changes in the blood, such as
3. other hormones, such as growth hormone.
hypothalamus and pituitary gland
responsible for homeostasis.
Hypothalamus (part of the brain) controls the pituitary gland so links the CNS and the endocrine system