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what is the endocrine system?

the endocrine system is a collection of glands that secrete hormones and regulate metabolism, growth, development, sleep, mood etc

The endocrine system includes which glands?

the pituitary glands, pancreas, ovaries, tests, thyroid, parathyroid gland, hypothalamus, gastrointestinal tract, adrenal glands

what are some functions of the endocrine system?

control chemical and water balance, growth, embryonic development, influence sexual behavior, maturation of gonads

what is negative feedback?

it is the a response that opposes the original stimulus

what is positive feedback?

it is a process that amplifies a small change

what are prostaglandins?

they are local hormones that do not enter the bloodstream

Many non-steroid hormones act upon their target cells by causing ______

the activation of adenylate cyclase

The hormone that influences the production of red blood cells is

erythropoietin

Which body system coordinates activities of body parts by releasing hormones into the blood?

endocrine system

Which hormone stimulates the production of estrogen and progesterone?

gonadotropic hormones

what are hormones?

they are chemical messengers that are released into the blood

what are Eicosanoids?

They are biologically active lipids with local hormones

what are autocrine chemicals?

They are messengers that exert effects on the same cells

what are paracrine chemicals?

They are messengers that affect cells other than those that secrete them