Basics of Endocrine

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1) What is a hormone?

 

 

 

2) What’s the difference between and an exocrine and endocrine gland?

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3) What are the 7 primary endocrine glands in the body that secrete hormones? Don’t peek at question 4 until you’ve tried answering this question first!

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4) Which hormones are secreted by which endocrine glands, and what does each hormone do? Write the name of the hormone under the appropriate gland in the list next to the number. Then, below the hormone, write a short note about what that hormone does next to the letter. If a hormone has more than 1 function, there will be more than 1 letter. Note: When checking your answers you might see slight variations in this list depending on which textbook you are referring to. I have put what I think are the most important hormones in bold on the answer sheet. Alternate names for the hormone are listed in parentheses.

I. Anterior Pituitary gland

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II. Posterior Pituitary gland

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III. Thyroid

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IV. Parathyroid

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V. Pancreas

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VI. Adrenal Medulla

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VII. Adrenal Cortex

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Check your answers! Then see #5 on the Endocrine Basics Answer sheet for more information on how to study this material.

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