Hormones, Pituitary Gland 1

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Hormones, Pituitary Gland 1
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Hormones, Pituitary Gland
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  1. hyper-
    excessive, above normal
  2. hypo-
    under, below deficient
  3. radi/o
    radiation, x-ray, radius
  4. neur/o
    nerve, mental disorder
  5. acr/o
    extremity
  6. hypersecretion
    overproduction
  7. hyposecretion
    underproduction
  8. all major hormones circulate to virtually all tissues, but…
    each hormone exerts specific effects on its target organ
  9. key characteristics of hormones
    • chemical substances produced by specialized cells in the body
    • released slowly in minute amounts across the bloodstream
    • produced primarily by the endocrine glands
    • almost all inactivated or excreted by the liver and kidneys
  10. pituitary gland, hypophysis
    • secretes at least 8 major hormones
    • one of the most important endocrine glands bc its secretions influence the function of many organs in the body
    • in the brain
  11. anteroposterior
    passing from the front to the back
  12. posteroanterior
    passing from the back to the front
  13. posterosuperior
    located behind and above a structure
  14. posteroinferior
    located behind and below a structure

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