Lecture Notes for BIOL 1006 - General Biology at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Vocab
Class:BIOL 1006 - General Biology
Subject:Biological Sciences
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2008
  • Synaptic Terminal
  • Menstruation
  • Pituitary Glands
  • White Fibers
  • Thermoreceptor
  • Sliding Filament Mechanism
  • Specialized
  • Sensory Areas
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Endoskeleton
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Chapter 37 Chemical Control of the Animal Body: The Endocrine System Vocabulary adrenal cortex The outer portion of the adrenal glands that produces several steroid hormones, including cortisol and aldosterone. adrenal gland one of a pair of ductless glands, located above the kidneys, consisting of a cortex, which produces steroidal hormones, and a medulla, which produces epinephrine and norepinephrine. adrenal medulla The inner, reddish-brown portion of the adrenal glands that synthesizes, stores, and releases epinephrine and norepinephrine. adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex aldosterone a hormone produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland, instrumental in the regulation of sodium and potassium reabsorption by the cells of the tubular portion of the kidney. amino acid derived hormone androgen any substance, as testosterone or androsterone, that promotes male characteristics. anterior pituitary a small, somewhat cherry-s...

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