Flashcards in Endocrine System Deck (16):
What is the endocrine system's primary function?
To release hormones in the bloodstream.
What are Endocrine glands?
ductless organs that secrete hormones directly into the blood or the fluid.
Exocrine glands are?
organs that secrete their products into ducts.
Do exocrine glands secrete hormones?
What do exocrine glands secrete?
water, mucus, enzymes, and other proteins
What do endocrine glands secrete?
What is the target cell?
The cell on which a hormone has an effect
How do hormones change a cell?
They bind to a receptor
Amino Acid-Based Hormones are?
made of amino acid, not fat-soluble
Cholesterol-Based Hormones are?
made of lipids, diffuse through the plasma membrane
Cortisol is the ____ hormone.
Epinephrine/adrenaline, is the ________ hormone
fight or flight
The ovaries produce the hormones ______ and _____.
estrogen and progesterone
The 'opposite' hormone is called.
Hyposecretion is when...
you don't make any or enough of a hormone.