Ch 23: Terminology for The Endocrine System & Hormones

About This Chapter

Use our informative video lessons to learn about the organs and glands of the endocrine system. The accompanying multiple-choice quizzes allow you to check your understanding as you progress through the lessons.

Terminology for the Endocrine System & Hormones - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The endocrine system is composed of various organs and glands that work together to regulate many of our bodily functions. Learn their names, locations, functions and possible disorders. In this chapter, you can find out about the glands that monitor growth and body fluid balance. You'll also study the reproductive hormones of the testes and ovaries. By the time you've worked your way through the lessons, you'll be well-informed about the following topics:

  • Symptoms of pituitary dysfunction
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Treatments for adrenal gland disorders
  • Pineal gland functions
  • Problems related to the gonads

Video Objective
Structures & Functions of the Endocrine System Study the pituitary gland, thymus, leptin, and more.
The Functions of Important Hormones Explore the essential human hormones and from where they are secreted.
Hormones of the Testes and Ovaries: Functions & Anatomical Features Discover how the male and female hormones influence secondary sex characteristics development.
Hormones of the Placenta: Estrogen, Progesterone & hCG Learn about the roles played by the placenta's hormones.
The HPG Axis: Hormones of Male Reproduction Examine different hormones related to the male reproductive system.
Sex Hormones & Pituitary Hormones Terminology Review significant vocabulary words related to various aspects of sex hormones and pituitary hormones.
Problems and Treatments of the Gonads Learn more about gametes, puberty, testosterone, estrogen and HCG.

7 Lessons in Chapter 23: Terminology for The Endocrine System & Hormones
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

The Functions of Important Hormones

2. 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.

Hormones of the Testes and Ovaries: Functions & Anatomical Features

3. Hormones of the Testes and Ovaries: Functions & Anatomical Features

The testes and the ovaries secrete steroid hormones that help you grow and develop. In this lesson, we will learn about the female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, and the male hormone, testosterone, and how these hormones influence the development of secondary sex characteristics.

Hormones of the Placenta: Estrogen, Progesterone & hCG

4. Hormones of the Placenta: Estrogen, Progesterone & hCG

The placenta is an endocrine gland that is only present during pregnancy. In this lesson, you will learn about the hormones it produces, including human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), progesterone, estrogen, and human placental lactogen (hPL).

The HPG Axis: Hormones of Male Reproduction

5. The HPG Axis: Hormones of Male Reproduction

Do you know how your body communicates? How does the brain get in touch with other parts of the body? In this lesson, you will learn about how the male's brain uses hormones to communicate to the testes as a way of regulating reproduction.

Sex Hormones & Pituitary Hormones Terminology

6. Sex Hormones & Pituitary Hormones Terminology

We will look at the hormones that are released by the pituitary gland and the reproductive glands. We will discuss the functions of these hormones and how some of them work together.

Problems & Treatments of the Gonads

7. Problems & Treatments of the Gonads

Can men develop breasts? Can you reach puberty several years before the normal age of onset of puberty? The answers may surprise you as we discuss some of the problems related to the gonads.

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