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Ch 42: Human Anatomy: Neurology and Endocrinology

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Let us help you get ready for an important upcoming exam using this chapter on endocrinology and neurology in human anatomy. These interesting video lessons are short, easy-to-follow and cover the human anatomy topics you'll need to know on test day.

Human Anatomy: Neurology and Endocrinology - Chapter Summary

Our engaging chapter outlines neurology and endocrinology in human anatomy. In these lessons, you'll examine the brain, cranial nerves, thyroid gland, hypothalamus and ADH. This chapter is designed to help you:

  • Relate information about the gross anatomy of the human brain, including the appropriate terminology and major anatomical structures
  • Explain how motion and sensation functionality are connected to the cranial nerves of the face and mouth
  • Outline the functions of the temporal lobe
  • Define TSH and calcitonin as it's used in the thyroid gland
  • Detail the role and function of the hypothalamus
  • Discuss the function of ADH

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6 Lessons in Chapter 42: Human Anatomy: Neurology and Endocrinology
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Gross Anatomy of the Human Brain: Major Anatomical Structures and Terminology

1. Gross Anatomy of the Human Brain: Major Anatomical Structures and Terminology

In this video, you'll find out how and why we divide our brain into major sections. It's not just random names and games. You'll learn about where these divisions occur, what we call them, and what they separate.

Cranial Nerves of the Face and Mouth: Motion and Sensation Functionality

2. Cranial Nerves of the Face and Mouth: Motion and Sensation Functionality

We wouldn't be able to talk, taste, chew, or swallow without the cranial nerves of our face and mouth. Find out how these nerves help us move our tongue and enjoy everything from kissing to food to conversation.

Temporal Lobe: Definition & Functions

3. Temporal Lobe: Definition & Functions

The brain is divided into several lobes. Each lobe is characterized by the specific functions it does as well as its location and boundaries. In this lesson, you will learn about the temporal lobe and its functions.

The Thyroid Gland: Functions, Calcitonin & TSH

4. The Thyroid Gland: Functions, Calcitonin & TSH

Your thyroid gland produces the hormones T3 and thyroxine (T4), which play a role in metabolism. Your thyroid also produces calcitonin, which helps regulate blood calcium levels. In this lesson, you will learn about the thyroid gland and its hormones, including how they are regulated by TSH.

Hypothalamus: Function, Role & Definition

5. Hypothalamus: Function, Role & Definition

This lesson describes the hypothalamus as it relates to the endocrine system. It will examine the anatomic features of the hypothalamus and how it uses the pituitary gland to communicate with the rest of the body. A short quiz will follow.

What is ADH? - Definition & Function

6. What is ADH? - Definition & Function

Learn what ADH stands for and what it means. We will take a look into the function of ADH in the body as well as factors that can alter its function in the body. There is a short quiz to follow.

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