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Class:BIOL 2402 - Anatomy and Physiology II
Subject:Biology
University:Lamar University
Term:Spring 2011
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Endocrine System Coordinaes functions of all body systems
works closely in conjunction with nervous system
able to detect and respond to environment stimuli
regulates the growth, reproductive, and development
works with hormones

Hormones
  • Mediator molecules of endocrine system
  • Released by cells @ one point in the body
  • Regulates target cells @ another point in the body
Comparison of Nervous system and Endocrine System Nervous:
  • neurotransmitters
  • close to site of release

Endocrine:
  • Hormones
  • work far from site of release
Exocrine Glands Secrete products into ducts that carry them into body cavity, lumen or organ, or to body surface
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 Endocrine SystemCoordinaes functions of all body systems
works closely in conjunction with nervous system
able to detect and respond to environment stimuli
regulates the growth, reproductive, and development
works with hormones

 Hormones
  • Mediator molecules of endocrine system
  • Released by cells @ one point in the body
  • Regulates target cells @ another point in the body
 Comparison of Nervous system and Endocrine SystemNervous:
  • neurotransmitters
  • close to site of release

Endocrine:
  • Hormones
  • work far from site of release
 Exocrine GlandsSecrete products into ducts that carry them into body cavity, lumen or organ, or to body surface
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