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intracellular chemical signals

where a chemical signal produced in one part of a cell is sent to the other part of the same cell

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intercellular chemical signal

signals released from one cell and carried in the intercellular fluid to another cell with a designated receptor

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autocrine chemical signals

released by cells and have a local effect on the same cell type it came from

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paracrine chemical signals

released by cells that produce effects on other cell types nearby (not transported in the blood

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hormones

intercellular chemical signals secreted into the circulatory system to wherever they need to go.

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neurotransmitters

intercellular chemical signals secreted by nerve cells

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pheremone

chemical signals that are released into the environment to signal other animals

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endocrine glands

glands that secrete chemicals within the body

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exocrine glands

secretes products into ducts which carry them out of the body

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water soluble proteins

includes proteins, peptides, and amino acid derivatives. binds to membrane-bound receptors, with the exception of peptide hormones produced by the thyroid gland

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lipid soluble proteins

includes steroids, thyroid hormones, and eicosanoids.