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The endocrine system's most influential gland. Under the influence of the hypothalamus, the pituitary regulates growth and controls other endocrine glands.
A stalk that attaches the pituitary gland to the hypothalamus.
A neural structure lying below the thalamus; it directs several maintenance activities (eating, drinking, body temperature), helps govern the endocrine system via the pituitary gland, and is linked to emotion and reward.
A gland (as the thyroid or the pituitary) that produces an endocrine secretion -- called also ductless gland, gland of internal secretion.
secrete chemical substances into ducts that lead either to other organs or out of the body
fluid between cells
protein that detects a signal molecule and performs an action in response
protein that moves substances or wastes through the plasma membrane
chemical messengers that are manufactured by the endocrine glands, travel through the bloodstream, and affect other tissues
term for hormones that act on same cells that secrete them
Referring to a secreted molecule that acts on a neighboring cell.
target cells lose receptors in response to the hormone
target cells form more receptors in response to the hormone
made by bringing together different elements
circulate blood throughout the body
a substance that dissolves in lipids
able to dissolve in water
first hormone allows action of second hormone
interaction of two or more medicines that results in a greater effect than when the medicines are taken alone
combined effect of two or more drugs that produces less than the effect of each drug alone
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