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Hormones Continued

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Thyroid Gland Thyroid Hormone and Calcitonin
Parathyroid glands Very tiny glands located intimately with the thyroid.Uses humoral stimuli to detect low blood levels of calcium.
Adrenal Gland Adrenal Cortex (outside)2dozen "corticosteroids"Adrenal Medulla (inside)Part of Autonomic Nervous System and secretes epinephrine and norepinephrine.
Cortisol decreases effects of neutrophils and macrophages. Thus when under stress we are also immunocompromised!
Pancreas mixed endocrine and exocrine gland in body
Exocrine digestive enzymes
Endocrine secretes 2 hormones: Alpha Cells--glucagon which reponds to hypoglycemiaBeta cells--secrete insulin which is needed to get glucose inside cells.
Nervous System regulates muscles and glands via electrochemical impulses. Its effects occur within milliseconds and are short lived QUICK
Endocrine Sysem Influences metabolic activities of cells via chemical messengers called hormones, which are released into bloodstream. Effects take a few seconds to days to occur and are more prolonged, sometimes continuous. SLOW
Created by: redhead