Flashcards in Endocrine Deck (13):
The nervous system can react quickly, while the endocrine system is useful for ...
The nervous system is faster because it uses the action potential to relay information from cell to cell, while the endocrine system uses ...
circulation of the blood
Endocrine organs are generally ... that originate from tubular evaginations of epithelial-lined cavities. Endocrine cells thus have an epithelial-like arrangement, which is closely opposed to blood vessels.
The effects of water-soluble hormones are generally ... than the effects of water-insoluble hormones.
What kind of receptors do hydrophilic hormones use?
What kind of receptors do hydrophobic hormones use?
carrier protein, intracellular receptors
Polypeptide hormones are stored in ... until the endocrine cell is triggered to release the hormones.
The pituitary gland sits in the sella turcica and is attached to the hypothalamus by the ...
infundibular stalk or stem
The pituitary gland is located between what 2 things?
mammillary bodies and optic chiasm
The pituitary gland develops from what ectoderm?
neural (posterior) and oral ectoderm (anterior) buds that twist around each other.
A space is left in the oral ectoderm of the pituitary gland called ...
What are the 2 distinct lobes o the pituitary?
andenohypophysis and the neurohypophysis