Ch 22: Endocrine System Function and Impact

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5 Lessons in Chapter 22: Endocrine System Function and Impact
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Structures & Functions of the Endocrine System

1. Structures & Functions of the Endocrine System

This lesson will cover the basics of the endocrine system. We will discuss different types of hormones and examine how the glands and hormones work together to make up this system.

Hormones: Classification & Receptors

2. Hormones: Classification & Receptors

In this lesson, we'll explore the characteristics of hormones and how they initiate change within a cell. You'll learn about polar and non-polar hormones and their roles in cellular signaling.

The Functions of Important Hormones

3. The Functions of Important Hormones

This lesson presents the function of each of the major hormones in the body and identifies the gland that secretes it. Take the short self-assessment quiz when you are through.

Pituitary Gland & Hypothalamus: Structure, Function & Hormones

4. Pituitary Gland & Hypothalamus: Structure, Function & Hormones

This lesson discusses the pituitary gland and hypothalamus, including hormones that originate from these two organs, hormones/factors that control their regulation, and effects of their hormonal products. The embryological origin of the pituitary gland is also discussed.

Common Endocrine Diseases, Related Hormones & Their Effects

5. Common Endocrine Diseases, Related Hormones & Their Effects

This lesson discusses seven endocrine diseases as well as the hormones involved. Specifically, we explore diabetes mellitus, Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, and hypoparathyroidism.

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