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Endocrine System

Endocrinology Study of the endocrine system
Hormone Internal secretion of a gland or an organ that regulates a boy function
Steroid Organic compound derived from fats
Target Cells Secreted substances directed to cells some distance away from the original site of secretion
Hypersecretion excessive secretion
Hyposecretion Inadequate secretion
Synergistic relationship Harmonious action of two hormones producing a response greater than the total effect of each operating exclusively
Permissive relationship Presence of one hormone is essential for the action of another
Inhibitory relationship Interaction of two or more hormones to maintain a constant level of activity
Diabetes Insipidus Metabolic disorder characterized by intense thirst and excretion of large amounts of urine
Diabetes Mellitus Disorder of Carbohydrate metabolism characterized by hyperglycemia and glycosuria related to insulin production
Tetany Disturbed calcium metabolism resulting in intermittent muscle spasms of the extremities
Catecholamines HOrmones secreted by adrenal medulla including epinephrine and norepinephrine
Diuresis Excess urine excretion
Hyperglycemia Elevated blood sugar
Hypoglycemia Lowered blood sugar
Exocrine System Secrete into tubes or ducts, which lead to internal or external body surfaces
Endocrine System Includes cells, tissues, and organs that secrete hormones into body fluids or internal environment
External secretion Ducts lead to and secretions empty into internal or external body areas
Internal secretion Hormones are released into ECF which diffuses into blood
Endocrine+Nervous= Homeostasis
Amines Neurons that produce hormones
Peptide hormones are Short chains of amino acid
Created by: bvjklolita2015



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