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1 The Endocrine System (11.0)
Endocrine System: A collection of glands of an organism that secrete hormones to regulate your metabolism, chemical reactions, water balance, reproductive functioning, and your body’s growth and development. Includes all endocrine cells and tissues of the body.

2 Endocrine and Nervous System (11.4)
Endocrine System Nervous System Maintains homeostasis Uses hormones for regulation Responds slowly with long lasting effects. Maintains homeostasis Uses nerve impulses for regulation Responds quickly with short lasting effects.

3 Endocrine vs. Exocrine (11.3)
Endocrine: secretes substances directly into the blood stream. Example: hormones Exocrine: secretes substances into ducts onto epithelial surfaces Examples: sweat and saliva.

4 Key Terms (11.0/11.1) Hormones – chemical substances released by endocrine glands into the blood stream. Target Cells – cells with specific receptors for hormones to act on. Glands – a group of cells that secrete a product.

5 Negative Feedback (11.8) A self regulating system that works to achieve balance in the body. Ex. maintaining proper hormone levels or body temperature. If hormone levels rise – negative feedback will inhibit further secretion of that hormone. If hormone levels fall – negative feedback will begin secreting more of that hormone.

6 Endocrine Glands (11.10) PARATHYROID

7 The “Master” Gland (11.10) The Endocrine system consists of several glands located in various parts of the body. Pituitary gland: a small stalk hanging from the base of the brain, controlled by the hypothalamus known as the Master Gland. It’s primary function is to control other glands by secreting hormones.

8 The Endocrine System (11.10)
The Pituitary Gland is divided into 2 areas, which differ structurally and functionally Each area has separate types of hormone production.

9 Posterior Pituitary (11.10/12)
Oxytocin Stimulates uterus for contractions causes “let down” of milk from the breast. Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) (vasopressin) causes the kidney to retain water.

10 Anterior Pituitary (11.10/12)
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) stimulates the thyroid gland to release it’s hormones, thus increasing metabolic rate Growth hormone (GH) Stimulates bone and cell growth and reproduction Causes an increase in glucose levels by reducing how much is taken in by tissues. Robert Wadlow – 8’11.1“

11 Anterior Pituitary (11.10/12)
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulates the adrenal cortex to release glucocorticoids which affect glucose metabolism. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) stimulates maturation of ovarian follicle and spermatogenesis Luteinizing hormone (LH) Stimulates release of eggs from ovary, and production of testosterone.


13 Thyroid Gland (11.10/12) Thyroxine (T4) Triiodothyronine (T3)
Located in the anterior neck just below the larynyx and secretes: Thyroxine (T4) Triiodothyronine (T3) When stimulated (by TSH or by cold), these are released into the circulatory system and  the metabolic rate of carbs, lipids, and proteins.

14 Parathyroid gland (11.10/12) small, pea-shaped glands, located in the neck near the thyroid produce parathyroid hormone (PTH) –  level of calcium in blood Hypocalcemia can result if parathyroids are removed or destroyed.

15 Pancreas (11.10/12) located in the folds of the duodenum
has both endocrine (hormones) and exocrine (digestive juices) functions secretes several key digestive enzymes Islets of Langerhans specialized tissues in which the endocrine functions of the pancreas occurs Include 3 types of cells that secrete an important hormone: alpha ( ) beta () delta ()

16 Pancreas (11.10/12) Alpha () cells release glucagon, essential for controlling blood glucose levels. When blood glucose levels fall,  cells  the amount of glucagon in the blood . Glucagon stimulates the liver to breakdown glycogen and amino acids into glucose.

17 Pancreas (11.10/12) Beta Cells () release insulin (antagonistic to glucagon). Insulin  the rate at which various body cells take up glucose. Thus, insulin lowers the blood glucose level. Insulin is rapidly broken down by the liver and must be secreted constantly.

18 Adrenal Glands (11.10/12) 2 small glands that sit atop both kidneys.
Each has 2 divisions, each with different functions. Adrenal Medulla Adrenal Cortex Adrenal Medulla secretes the hormones norepinephrine and epinephrine (closely related to the sympathetic component of the autonomic nervous system).

19 Adrenal (11.10/12) The Adrenal Cortex secretes steroid hormones:
Aldosterone -Mineralocorticoids Cortisol - Glucocorticoids Aldosterone: Works to regulate the concentration of minerals in the blood. Conserve sodium and excretes potassium Cortisol: Works to regulate glucose levels in the blood. Released in response to stress or injury.

20 Ovaries (11.10/12) Located in the abdominal cavity adjacent to the uterus. Controlled by the LH and FSH from the anterior pituitary gland. When these hormones reach the ovary, two new hormones may be stimulated. Estrogen Progesterone

21 Ovaries (11.10/12) Estrogen Increases during the early menstrual cycle. Essential for secondary sex characteristics that appear at puberty. Progesterone Increases during ovulation (middle of menstrual cycle) Essential for preparing the uterus for implantation of the egg. *Other organs also produce these hormones in very small amounts – thus, men have these hormones also

22 Testis (11.10/12) Located in the scrotum Also controlled by the LH and FSH hormones from the pituitary gland. When these hormones reach the testis, a new hormone is stimulated. Testosterone Essential in sperm production promotes male growth and masculinization

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