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The endocrine system proper consists of:
Pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pineal glands.
What other organs and tissues are associated but not exclusively for endocrine:
Hypothalamus, thymus, pancreas, gonads, kidneys, stomache, liver, small intestine, skin, heart and placenta.
Secreted into interstitial fluid then into blood.
Secreted into ducts.
Majority of hormones are regulated by what?
The action of a hormone is dictated by:
Amount of hormone secreted and by the receptors.
Target cells can up regulate or down regulate receptors based on:
Real or perceived amount of hormone.
adenohypophysis~anatomically and functionally connected to hypothalamus by blood vessels.
Posterior pituitary is also called