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Endocrine System

Endocrine System Notes

Life process (function) of Endocrine System Regulation
Endocrine Glands Releases hormones directly into the blood stream to communicate with other cells
Hormones act by binding to specifically shaped... Protein cells receptors
Protein cells receptors are found in... Target cells
Pituitary Helps the function of the other endocrine glands
Thyroid Gland Controls cell metabolism and the rate at which you convert food into ATP
Adrenal Gland controls Flight or Fight response
Adrenal Gland helps increase Blood glucose level, speeds up heart and speeds up breathing
Insulin Lowers blood glucose levels
Glucagon Insulin blood level
Diabetes Inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood
Created by: ccdpittsford