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SBGR Endocrine

SBGR ALH 175 Endocrine (2012 LS)

melatonin Hormone secreted by the pineal gland
insulin Hormone secreted by beta cells of the pancreatic islets; causes a reduction in plasma glucose concentrations
glycosuria Presence of glucose in urine
pancreas Digestive organ containing exocrine and endocrine tissues
calcitonin Hormone secreted by C cells of the thyroid when calcium ion concentrations are abnormally high
corticosteroids Steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex
hypothalamus The floor of the diencephalon
gonadotropins Hormones that stimulate gamete development and sex hormone secretion
ketoacidosis A reduction in the pH of body fluids due to the presence of large numbers of ketone bodies
polyuria Excessive secretion of urine
circadian rhythms Daily changes in physiological processes that follow a regular day-night pattern
aldosterone Mineralocorticoid produced by the adrenal cortex; stimulates sodium and water conservation at the kidneys
oxytocin Stimulates smooth muscle contractions of the uterus or mammary glands in females and the prostate gland in males
prolactin Hormone that stimulates functional development of the mammary glands in females
stress Any condition that threatens homeostasis
hyperglycemia High blood sugar
endocrine gland A gland that secretes hormones into the blood
exocrine gland A gland that secretes onto the body surface or into a passageway connected to the exterior
colloid Solution containing large organic molecules
hormone Compound that is secreted in the blood stream and effects a target organ
Created by: SBGrandRapids