endocrine system

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endocrine system
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2011-05-09 17:57:35
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  1. referring to a gland that secrets directly into the bloodstream
    endocrine
  2. secretion of an endocrine gland; chemical messenger that has specific regulatory effects on certain other cells
    hormone
  3. region of the brain that controls the pituitary and maintaind homeostasis
    hypothalmus
  4. endocrine gland located under and controlled by the hypothalmus; releases hormones that control other glands
    pituitary (hypophysis)
  5. any of a group of hormones produced by many cells; these hormones have a variety of effects
    prostaglandin
  6. specialized cell or endong of a sensory neuron that can be excited by a stimulus. A sitie in the cell membrane wo which a special substance
    receptor
  7. category of lipids that includes the hormones of the sex glands and adrenal cortex
    steroid
  8. tissue that is capable of responding to a specific hormone
    target tissue

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