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Endocrine Vocab AP1

Endocrine Vocab

TermDefinition
Endocrine Hormones that are released into the blood stream or surrounding tissues
Exocrine Hormones that are released on epithelial tissues like the skin, digestive tract, or mammary glands
Antidiuretic hormone ADH Hormone that increases water retention by the kidneys
Oxytocin Hormone that stimulates contraction of the uterus
Thymosin Hormone secreted by the thymus gland, essential for development of T cells
Insulin Hormone secreted by the pancreas to decrease blood sugar levels
Testosterone steroid sex hormone secreted by the testes
Estrogen Steroid sex hormone secreted by the follicle cells surrounding ova
Progesterone Hormone that speeds up movement of the fertilized egg through the uterine tube and prepares uterus for arrival of developing embryo
Epinephrine Hormone secreted by the adrenal medulla to increase HR & BP
Norepinephrine Hormone secreted by the adrenal medulla to produce similar effects as epinephrine
Prolactin Hormone that stimulates functional development of mammary gland in the female
Growth hormone Hormone that increases cell growth and replication
Aldosterone hormone that causes the kidneys to retain water and sodium
Hydrocortisone Hormone that increases sugar in blood and suppresses the immune system
Created by: Tran