Functions of Hormones

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    Do anyone have a simple way of studying the hormones, their function and their regulation of secretion ? For example, Adrenocorticotropic hormone
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    If you remember their target tissue then you will know the rest.
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    welcome to AN! The largest online nursing community!

    Simple? probably not......I have several references that might help you.....Endocrine...Anatomy & Physiology

    Physiology Endocrine System

    The endocrine system affects bodily activities by releasing chemical messages, called hormones, into the bloodstream from exocrine and endocrine glands. The function of hormones is to:

    • Control the internal environment by regulating its chemical composition and volume
    • Respond to environmental changes to help the body cope with emergencies - infection, stress etc
    • Help regulate organic metabolism and energy balance
    • Contribute to the management of growth and development

    Hormones are chemicals that cause certain changes in particular parts of the body. Their effects are slower and more general than nerve action. They can control long-term changes such as rate of growth, rate of activity and sexual maturity.
    The endocrine or ductless glands secrete their hormones directly into the blood stream. The hormones are circulated all over the body and reach their target organ via the blood stream. When hormones pass through the liver, they are converted by the kidneys. Tests on such hormonal products in urine can be used to detect pregnancy.

    Fill this out and it turns into a study sheet.
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    Endocrine System
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    In A&P 2, hormones were kinda difficult for me to remember... I honestly just had to study them over and over again. Try to group them... Anterior Pituitary hormones- growth hormone,thyroid-stimulating, adrenocorticotropic, gonadotropins, prolactin. And so forth.
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    Wow, thank you so much, those sheets provided really help to simplify it. Also perhaps relating it to their target organs can help me remember it too!
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    Wow, thank you so much, those sheets provided really help to simplify it. Also perhaps relating it to their target organs can help me remember it too!

    Well, that is sorta the point of hormones. Have fun!

    You might also want to check the Physiology Coloring Book, available in Amazon. Not a joke but a really good reference to give your brain another way to obtain and stash information.


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