Endocrine System

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Endocrine System
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2012-04-12 11:25:42
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Endocrine System
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  1. Nervous system mediators are called ________ while Endocrine mediators are called _________
    neurotransmitters

    hormones
  2. Mediator molecule that is released in one part of body but regulates activity of cells in another part
    Hormone
  3. Exocrine Glands
    1 of 2 types of glands found in the body

    Secrete products into ducts carrying them to body cavities

    Examples: Sudoriferous, sebaceous, mucous, digestive glands
  4. Endocrine Glands
    1 of 2 types of glands found in the body

    Secrete hormones into interstitial fluid surrounding secretory cells

    Does NOT have ducts

    Hormones from interstitial fluid diffuse into blood capillaries

    Blood carries hormones to target cell
  5. Hormones travel throughout body in _____
    blood
  6. When a body's hormone is present in excess amounts, the target cell's receptors decrease causing the cell to be less sensitive to hormone
    Down Regulation
  7. Up Regulation
    • Hormone is deficient
    • Number of receptors increases
    • Makes target cell more sensitive to hormone

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