PSY 353 Assigned Reading Endocrine Sys. Week 6
PSY 353 Assigned Reading Endocrine Sys. Week 6 PSY 353
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PSY 353 Assigned Reading Week 6 “Endocrine System” *Quiz 2 Concepts The Endocrine System ● Set of glands (associated with autonomic NS) ○ systems functions: communication between body through hormones ■ Hormones: chemical substance transported through blood to affect function of various areas in body ● Can be delayed / long lasting in effects ● Endocrine system works hand in hand with nervous system (hypothalamus- pituitary-adrenal axis) ○ Hypothalamus connects two systems ○ Pituitary gland: (master gland) receives hypothalamus messages = stimulation other glands to secrete chemicals ■ Controls all secretion of hormones ■ Ie: ACTH affect reaction in emergency (adrenal gland) ■ Ie: estrogen / testosterone produces development of sexual features ○ Adrenal glan response to emergencies / stress ■ Cortisol: control selling when injured (chronic stress) ■ Epinephrine / norepinephrine: (adrenalin / noradrenalin) sympathetic NS producing body reaction to emergency ● Ie: increase respiration; liver’s sugar output increases energy ● Other glands ○ Thymus gland: (in chest) important in infancy for development of antibodies / immunities ○ Pancreas: (below stomach) regulate blood sugar; glucagon and insulin ■ Diabetes mellitus: not sufficient secretion from pancreas ■ Hyperglycemia: imbalance of excess blood sugar level ○ Thyroid glan controls growth; activity level ■ Disorders: hypothyroidi insufficient secretion (symptoms: low activity, weight gain, & dwarfism) yperthyroidis excessive secretion (symptoms: short attention; insomnia; weight loss)
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