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what occurs when a hormone reaches their target cells?
the hormone binds to an appropriate receptor on the target cell.
The hypothalamus is sometimes referred to as the "master control center" of the endocrine system because it...
Regulates most endocrine functions of the body
The pancreas functions as part of the endocrine system and as a part of the ______ system.
The thymus gland secretes hormones called _____ that _______.
thymosins; control production and differentiation of white blood cells
*the impulses from the hypothalmus travel through the ______ in the hypothalamo-hypophseal tract.
-- the impulses from the hypothalmus travel through the _______ in the hypothalamo-hypophyseal tract.
Exocrine glands differ from endocrine glands in that exocrine glands
secrete through ducts or tubes to the body's exterior.
The specificity of hormone action derives from
target cell receptors that are unique for the hormone
A hormone is a ______ and the target cell is __________.
molecule that has a metabolic effect on another cell; a cell that has receptors for specific hormones
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