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adrenal cortex
secretes 3 types of corticosteroids
3 types of corticosteroids
cortisol
aldosterone
androgen estrogen
cortisol
increses blood glucose
aldosterone
increases salt (sodium) reabsorption
androgen estrogen
sexual characteristics
adrenal medulla
secrete 2 types catecholamine
2 types catecholamine are:
epinephrine (adrenaline)
norepinephrine (noradrenaline)
epinephrine
sympathomimetic
norepinephrine
sympathomimetic
adrenal cortex
outer section of each adrenal gland
adrenal medulla
inner section of each adrenal gland
ovaries
two endocrine glands in a female's lower abdomen;responsible for egg production and estrogen and progesterone secretion
pancreas
enocrine gland behind the stomach. Islet cells (islets of Langerhans) secrete hormones from the pancreas
parathyroid glands
four small endocrine glands on the posterior side of the thyroid gland
pituitary gland (hypophysis)
endocrine gland at the base of the brain; composed of an anterior lobe (adenohypophysis) and a posterior lobe (neurophypophysis). It weight only 1/16th of an ounce and is a half inch across