Endocrine

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Endocrine
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2011-09-08 01:03:32
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  1. Hypothalams
    Part of the brain. It maintains homeostasis by regulating the internal environment
  2. Pituitary Gland
    Contains two sections posterior and anterior.

    Posterior (Neurohypophysis)- horomones released here are made by the hypothalamus

    Anterior (Adenohypophysis)- produces the hormones that it release
  3. Posterior Pituitary Gland
    Contain axons of neurons that extend from the hypothalamus. Hormones are stored in and released from axons ending in the posterior pit. gland

    Oxytocin- stimulates uterine contractions and mammary glands controlled by positive feedback

    Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH)- promotes reabsorption of water in kidney tubules and is controlled by negative feedback

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