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Endocrinology; the glands and their functions.

R. G. Hoskins

Endocrinology; the glands and their functions.

by R. G. Hoskins

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Published by Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Endocrinology

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQP187 .H64 1950
    The Physical Object
    Pagination402 p.
    Number of Pages402
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6066614M
    LC Control Number50003909
    OCLC/WorldCa14660526

    The first essential is that of the old adage: “Know Yourself.” Have revealed the facts about the endocrine glands—know where they are located in your body and what mental and physical functions they control. The control of the glands can mean the control of your life. The endocrine system is made up of glands that make hormones. Hormones are the body's chemical messengers. They carry information and instructions from one set of cells to another. The endocrine (pronounced: EN-duh-krin) system influences almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies. Endocrine glands release hormones into the.

    a Location of the Major Endocrine Glands - Distinguish between the two types of organization of endocrine cells. - Identify the major endocrine glands and their location within the body. b Stimulation of Hormone Synthesis and Release - Explain the three reflex mechanisms for regulating secretion of hormones. The endocrine glands influence reproduction, metabolism, growth and many other functions. Below is a list of the main glands (see diagram for their location), some of the hormones they produce and what effects they have on the body.

    “Major Endocrine Glands” by National Cancer Institute / Public Domain The functions of the endocrine system are intricately connected to the body’s nutrition. This organ system is responsible for regulating appetite, nutrient absorption, nutrient storage, and nutrient usage, in addition to other functions, such as reproduction.   The endocrine system coordinates with the nervous system to control the functions of the other organ systems. Cells of the endocrine system produce molecular signals called hormones. These cells may compose endocrine glands, may be tissues or may be located in organs or tissues that have functions in addition to hormone production.


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Endocrinology; the glands and their functions by R. G. Hoskins Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hoskins, R.G. (Roy Graham), Endocrinology; the glands and their functions. New York, Norton [©].

The pituitary hormones are not limited in their activity to regulation of endocrine target glands; they also act directly. Physiological importance is established for six anterior pituitary hormones. These hormones govern the functions of the thyroid and adrenal glands, the gonads, the mammary glands, and bodily growth.

The classic endocrine glands are ductless and secrete their chemical products (hormones) into the interstitial space from where they reach the circulation. Unlike the cardiovascular, renal, and digestive systems, the endocrine glands are not anatomically connected and are scattered throughout the body (Figure 1–1).

The main endocrine glands are the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, pancreas, adrenals and gonads: testes and ovaries (Fig. These glands synthesize hormones which are released into the circulation and act at distant sites.

Although some endocrine glands, e.g. parathyroid glands and pancreas, respond directly to metabolic. Endocrinology is the study of the body’s endocrine system. Endocrinology focuses on hormones and the glands and tissues that make them.

Hormones act as messengers directing various functions throughout the body. They control metabolism, respiration, growth and development, reproduction, sensory perception and more.

Endocrine Glands and Functions One of the most important components required by the human body for its daily functioning is the endocrine system. This article provides some information about the different endocrine glands and its functions. Hypothalamus. This gland is a part of the brain that consists of neurosecretory cells.

They connect both nervous and endocrine systems. The hypothalamus secretes various releasing hormones like gonadotropin-releasing hormones, growth hormone-releasing hormones act on pituitary glands to stimulate other glands.

The endocrine system helps your body properly function by communicating and coordinating vital processes via hormones. Hormones are produced and released by specific glands and are delivered through the bloodstream.

Article is an endocrine overview. The endocrine system is a system of glands that make hormones. Your body uses hormones to control growth, development, metabolism, reproduction, mood, and other : Barbara Brody. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hoskins, Roy Graham, Endocrinology; the glands and their functions.

New York, Norton [©] (OCoLC) The endocrine system is a complex collection of hormone-producing glands that control basic body functions such as metabolism, growth and sexual development.

The endocrine glands consist of: pineal; pituitary; thyroid and parathyroids; thymus; adrenals; pancreas; ovaries (female); and testes (male).

The Fifth Edition features completely new versions of the chapters on "Cytokines and Immune-Endocrine Interactions," "The Adrenal Glands," and "Calcium Homeostasis." Many of the illustrations throughout the book are new or 3/5(2). Some endocrine glands also have non-endocrine functions.

For example, the ovaries and testes produce hormones, but they also have the non-endocrine function of producing eggs and sperm, respectively. The testes play an important role in male development. Learn how the hormones produced by this gland affect many aspects of genetics and it's role in the endocrine system.

Health tools for patients and caregivers, provided by the Endocrine Society. Overview of the Endocrine System. The endocrine system is a system of glands called endocrine glands that release chemical messenger molecules into the bloodstream.

The messenger molecules of the endocrine system are called endocrine hormones. Other glands of the body, including sweat glands and salivary glands, also secrete substances but not into.

Exocrine Glands and Endocrine glands Exocrine Glands: Secrete into a duct and to the outside of a body surface Examples: sweat, tear, saliva Endocrine Glands: Secrete (hormone) into the blood Hormone circulates in blood and acts at target organs where hormone receptor is expressed Examples: insulin Exocrine and Endocrine glands: Endocrine Exocrine.

Salivary glands with branches are compound exocrine glands. These glands have numerous branches in their internal anatomy. All these branches collect the secretion to pour out into the main branch. Examples of this type of gland include salivary glands. Endocrine glands. These glands do not release their secretion outside of their body.

Endocrinology presents the study of the endocrine system, including a number of specialized organs found in the different areas of the body. The book enumerates the different endocrine glands of the endocrine system, and then details how each gland functions and the parts they play in the metabolism and normal function of the human body.

Olivia Ginnard DO and Aikaterini Nella MD. E ndocrinology is the scientific and medical discipline that focuses on hormones, including the function and disorders of endocrine glands. The endocrine system consists of several glands that secrete hormones that affect the different organ systems (Figure1).

The matter of Endocrinology are the glands, i.e. the organs that produce hormones, active on the metabolism, reproduction, food absorption and utilization, growth and development, behavior control, and several other complex functions of the organisms.

Human Physiology/The endocrine system 2 Types of Glands Major endocrine glands. (Male left, female on the right.) 1.

Pineal gland 2. Pituitary gland 3. Thyroid gland 4. Thymus 5. Adrenal gland 6. Pancreas 7. Ovary 8. Testis Exocrine Glands are those which release their cellular secretions through a duct which empties to the outside orFile Size: KB.The endocrine glands belong to the body's control system.

The hormones which they produce help to regulate the functions of cells and tissues throughout the body. Endocrine organs are activated to release their hormones by humoral, neural or hormonal stimuli. Negative feedback is important in regulating hormone levels in the : Dendocrine glands produce hormones, which are release directly into the circulation, these hormones travel through the blood to their target sites.

release their products directly into circulation. factor that is affected by circulation system and concentretion in blood.