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Endocrine System Overview

• Endocrine system

– Consists of ductless glands

• Secrete hormones directly into bloodstream

– Affect the function of specific body organs

• Regulates many intricate body functions

Pituitary Gland

• Referred to as “master gland”

– Secretes hormones that control functions of other glands
– Known as hypophysis
– Has two distinct lobes with specific functions

• Anterior Pituitary Gland = Adenohypophysis

– Secretes Growth Hormone (GH)

• Also called Somatotropic Hormone (STH)

Pineal Gland

• Tiny, pinecone-shaped gland

– Located behind dorsal aspect of midbrain region
– Plays a part in supporting body’s biological clock

• Regulation of patterns of eating, sleeping, and reproduction

– Secretes melatonin

• Induces sleep

Thyroid Gland

• Located in front of the neck just below the larynx, on either side of the trachea

– Consists of a right and left lobe

Parathyroid Glands

• Four tiny rounded bodies located on dorsal aspect of thyroid gland

– Secrete Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)

• Also known as parathormone
• Regulates level of calcium in blood

Endocrine System PPT Contents:

  • Endocrine System Overview
  • Pituitary Gland
  • Pineal Gland
  • Thyroid Gland
  • Parathyroid Glands
  • Thymus
  • Adrenal Glands
  • Pancreas
  • and more

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