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The Endocrine System

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Department
Physiology
Course
Physiology 1021
Professor
John Ciriello
Semester
Summer

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10th Week July1311 1020 PM The Endocrine SystemConsists of a series of glands that secrete different chemicals into the bloody These hormones then travel throughout the body to their large target site to initiate their effecty Endocrine SystemFunctionFunctions includemaintenance of the internal environment body temperature body fluid yvolume osmolality adaption to stress control of growth and metabolism and the control of reproduction This systems actions are SLOWER then the NS but the effects last longer and are generally more ywidespread throughout the body While the NS has control over organs with which it is in direct contact endocrine system can yindirectly affect many organs of the body at a distance by secreting chemicals into the blood GlandsAre a group of specialized cells that synthesize store and release a very special chemical into ybloodthis chemical is called a hormone The hormone released into the blood stream and circulates throughout the body to specific target ycells and have receptors for the hormone The hormone will then have its effect on the target cell and can either stimulate or inhibit the yactivity of the cellThere are a number of glands located throughout the body y
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