Chapter 2.3b Control and Communication: Endocrine System Flashcards Preview

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Flashcards in Chapter 2.3b Control and Communication: Endocrine System Deck (8):
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Endocrine glands release

hormones into the bloodstream

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Hormones are

proteins that act as chemical messengers

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Hormones affect

target organs which contain cells with receptor to detect them

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Receptors are specific so that only

target tissues are affected by specific hormones

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The pancreas monitors the

blood glucose concentration in the blood

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The pancreas produces the hormones

insulin and glucagon.

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Insulin is released in response to increased blood glucose concentration and stimulates the liver to

concert excess glucose to glycogen for storage

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Glucagon is released in response to decreased blood glucose concentration and stimulates the liver to

release glucose from stored glycogen