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Ch 39: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 39: Endocrine and Reproductive Systems

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The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems chapter of this Prentice Hall Biology course helps students learn the essential science lessons associated with the human endocrine and reproductive systems. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems textbook chapter.

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Students will learn about:

  • Hormones
  • The parathyroid, pituitary and thyroid glands
  • Adrenal glands
  • The pancreas
  • Female and male reproductive systems
  • The ovarian cycle
  • Fertilization and zygote formation
  • The fetus and placenta

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12 Lessons in Chapter 39: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 39: Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
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Hormones: Definition, Function & Intro to the Endocrine System

1. Hormones: Definition, Function & Intro to the Endocrine System

This lesson introduces the endocrine system and provides a brief overview of each endocrine gland. It also provides the definition of hormones and describes their general function inside the body.

What Is the Pituitary Gland? - Functions, Hormones & Hypothalamus

2. What Is the Pituitary Gland? - Functions, Hormones & Hypothalamus

In this lesson, we'll discuss the functions of the anterior and posterior portions of the pituitary gland, the hormones they release and the relationship with the hypothalamus.

The Thyroid Gland: Functions, Calcitonin & TSH

3. 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.

Parathyroid Gland: Calcium Metabolism, Osteoclasts & PTH

4. Parathyroid Gland: Calcium Metabolism, Osteoclasts & PTH

The parathyroid glands are tiny endocrine glands found on the posterior surface of the thyroid gland. In this lesson,, you will learn about the parathyroid glands, and the role parathyroid hormone plays in maintaining normal blood calcium levels.

Adrenal Glands: Function, Cortex & Medulla

5. Adrenal Glands: Function, Cortex & Medulla

The adrenal glands sit on top of your kidneys and are comprised of an inner medulla region that is enclosed by the outer adrenal cortex. Both portions of the adrenal gland secrete hormones that regulate body functions and help maintain internal balance.

Pancreas: Functions, Anatomy & Insulin Production

6. Pancreas: Functions, Anatomy & Insulin Production

The islets of Langerhans within your pancreas produce the hormones insulin and glucagon. In this lesson, you will learn how these hormones regulate your blood sugar level in opposite ways.

Hormones of the Testes and Ovaries: Functions & Anatomical Features

7. 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.

Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs & Anatomy

8. Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs & Anatomy

Ever wonder what the inside of a male looks like? Find out in this lesson that explores the inner workings of the male reproductive system and the pathway that sperm takes.

Female Reproductive System: Internal Anatomy

9. Female Reproductive System: Internal Anatomy

Ever wonder where a female produces her eggs or how they get from the ovary to the uterus? Find out in this lesson about the internal reproductive anatomy of females.

Phases of The Ovarian Cycle: Overview from Puberty to Menopause

10. Phases of The Ovarian Cycle: Overview from Puberty to Menopause

Just like the human body has to grow and mature before it is ready to reproduce the female's gamete, the egg also has to grow and mature. This lesson will introduce the process through which that occurs, the ovarian cycle.

Fertilization and Zygote Formation: Definition and Processes

11. Fertilization and Zygote Formation: Definition and Processes

Follow the male's sperm and the female's egg on their way to meet each other in this lesson that takes you through the process of fertilization in humans. Learn about the obstacles the sperm must get through before it can fertilize the egg.

The Placenta and the Fetus: Structure and Function

12. The Placenta and the Fetus: Structure and Function

Have you ever wondered how a baby eats before it's born or if babies go to the bathroom while still inside their mother? In this lesson, you will learn about the placenta and how it works to ensure a fetus stays well-nourished and healthy before birth.

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