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What is the endocrine system's primary function?

To release hormones in the bloodstream.

2

What are Endocrine glands?

ductless organs that secrete hormones directly into the blood or the fluid.

3

Exocrine glands are?

organs that secrete their products into ducts.

4

Do exocrine glands secrete hormones?

No.

5

What do exocrine glands secrete?

water, mucus, enzymes, and other proteins

6

What do endocrine glands secrete?

Hormones

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What is the target cell?

The cell on which a hormone has an effect

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How do hormones change a cell?

They bind to a receptor

9

Amino Acid-Based Hormones are?

made of amino acid, not fat-soluble

10

Cholesterol-Based Hormones are?

made of lipids, diffuse through the plasma membrane

11

Cortisol is the ____ hormone.

Stress

12

Epinephrine/adrenaline, is the ________ hormone

fight or flight

13

The ovaries produce the hormones ______ and _____.

estrogen and progesterone

14

The 'opposite' hormone is called.

Hormone Antagonists

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Hyposecretion is when...

you don't make any or enough of a hormone.

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Hypersecretion is when...

you make too much of a hormone.