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A&P 2 CH 18

Dr Cutler SU-Endocrine 2

major endocrine glands pinal gland, hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, thymus, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovary, testis. (kidneys, heart, adipose tissue)
pancreas exocrine gland
islets of langerhans produce pancreas hormones: endocrine (inside)
where are islets of langerhans located endocrine tissue in the pancreas
main cells in each islet alpha cells + beta cells
alpha cells make glucagon when sugar is needed in the blood
beta cells make insulin when sugar is too high in the blood
delta cells make somatostatin a growth hormone
alpha cells are located on the outside
beta cells are located on the cell core
Created by: cambridgedavis