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Endocrine System

Endocrine System: regulates body functions ie. Growth, reproduction, temp, metabolism

Hypothalamus

Pineal

Pituitary> called the master gland

Thyroid> growth, calcium maintenance

Parathyroid> calcium maintenance

Thymus

Adrenal> sex hormones, water/salt balance.

Epinephrine/Norepinephrine

Pancreas (islets) > insulin and glycogen

Ovaries/Testes> secondary sex characteristics

Feedback Mechanism:

_ Hypothalamus

Releasing factor

_ Pituitary

Stimulating factor

_ The target gland

Hormone produced

_ End organ

Effect on organ

_ Hypothalamus

Stops producing releasing factor

 

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