Flashcards in Endocrine System Deck (7):
What are the 3 main types of cells in anterior pituitary
What cells secrete melanocytes stimulation hormone?
What connects the 2 lobes of thyroid
What’s the purpose of thyroid follicular cells?
Take up iodide to convert to iodine
Take up thyroglobulin via endocytosis and break it down via lysosomes
What’s the purpose of thyroid c cells/parafollicular
Found between clusters of follicle cells
Secretes calcitonin which stops mobilisation of ca2+
What the point of parathyroid cells?
Stimulates calcium mobilasation via chief cells which is contrasting to thyroid c cells