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specialsense vocab 3

special sense vocab test week 3

adrenaline (epinephrine) secreted by the adrenal medulla; increases heart rate and blood pressure
adrenal cortex outer section of each adrenal gland; secretes cortisol, aldosterone and sex hormones
cortisol secreted by adrenal cotex; increases blood sugar
epinepherine (adrenaline) secreted by adrenal medulla; increases heart rate and blood pressure and dialates airway "fight or flight"
glucagon secreted by alpha islet cells of pancreas; increased blood sugar by conversion of glycogen to glucose
growth homone (GH) somatotropin secreted by anterior lobe of pituitary gland; stimulates growth of bones and soft tissue
homeostasis tendency of an organism to maintain a constant internal environment
hypothalamus region of the brain lying below the thalamus and above the pituitary gland
insulin secreted by beta islet cells of pancreas. insulin helps glucose to pass into cells and promotes the conversion of glucose to glycogen
luteinzing hormone (LH) secreted by the anterior lobe of pituitary gland; stimulates ovulation in females and testosterone secretion in males
ovaries located in lower abdomen of a female; responsible for egg production and estrogen and progestrone secretion
oxytocin (OT) secreted by the posterior lobe of pituitary gland; stimulates contractions of uterus
pancreas located behind the stomach; secrete hormones from pancreas
parathormone (PTH) secreted by parathyroid gland; increase blood calcium
parathyroid gland four small glands on the posterior of the thyroid gland
pituitary gland located at base of the brain in the sella turcica
progesterone secreted by ovaries prepares uterus for pregnancy
sella turcica cavity in skull that contains the pituitary gland
smoke plume a
somatotropin (STH) secreted by anterior lobe of pituitary gland; growth hormone
steroid complex substance related to fats and which many hormones are made
testes two glands enclosed in the scrotal sac of a male; responsible for sperm production and testosterone secretion
testosterone male hormones secreted by testes
thyroid gland located in the neck on either side of trachea; secretes thyroxine
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