Flashcards in ENDOCRINE SYSTEM Deck (12)
Behind the thyroid, produce hormone necessary for metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the bones.
Sit atop the kidneys, secrete epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine, postpone muscle fatigue, increase storage of sugar, control kidney function, regulate metabolism of salt and water
Ovaries and testes produce hormones that govern reproduction and sex characteristics
Sits onto of kidneys, secrets epinephrine and noreepinephrine, postone muscle fatigue, control kidney function.
In the pancreas, make insulin, allows glucose to enter cells, also produces glucagon to raise glucose levels.
Islets of Langerhans
At the base of the brain, considered to be the master gland. Regulates growth, thyroid and parathyroid gland, pancreas, gonads, metalobism of fatty acids, proteins, blood sugar and urinary excretions.
Cause vessels to constrict (VASOCONSTRUCTION), causes blood to leave area and sweat glands to release sweat.
Regulate the release of Alpha 1
Effects all related to the heart, increase heart rate, speed up electrical impulse.
Effects cause smooth muscle to dilate, especially in bronchioles and vessels
T/F Does epinephrine have all 4 properties of Alpha and Beta?