The Endocrine System
What is a hormone?

What are the main organs which make the endocrine system function?

Describe the control of hormone release.

Describe how hormones are classified chemically.

What is feedback inhibition?  Provide an example of where it can be found.

What role does genetics play in the endocrine system?

What is acromegaly?  What causes it, what are its symptoms, and how can it be treated?

What are some conditions caused by hormone deficiencies?

What are target cells?

What glands make up the endocrine system, and how are they different?

What is a second messenger system?

How does the endocrine system affect your metabolism?

What are some of the major hormones in the endocrine system and what are their respective functions?

How do hormones produce an effect?


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